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Light does not work in 28 piece vivitar microscope

The sucky part about this is that vivitar went out of business. They are now owned by SAKAR 1-877-397-8200 who is not doing any manufaturing until February. So My light does not work and I tried replacing the batteries and the light. It is faulty wiring as I have a light bulb that works in another micrscope but nothing works in this vivitar.. So I emailed the company. (no Answer) I called them and they say to call back in Feb. They will be manufacturing then and will send me out a new product free of charge as per JEFF, we'll see. I hope this helps some of you out there.

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I also bought this 28 piece vivtar microscope Set for my grandson. It

    DOES NOT WORK. Light went out right after we started,and could not

    see throught the microscope.and sliced. I would like a replacement

    or my money back. I do not have a receipt since I bought this before Christmas. Thanks Belle Joseph

  • TyTy08 Mar 12, 2009

    I have been trying to get Sakar International to honor a Vivitar Warranty on a flash since Feb 09. They told me to call back first week of March. I called back on March 4th and they told me to call back the last week of March. They keep giving me the run around.


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I contacted Sakar the Company that bought out VIVITAR and they said to call back in Febraury as they will begin manufacuting then and will ship out a new microscope free of charge to me then..

Inside the US: 877 397 8200
Outsite the US: 732 476 5098
I also Emailed them and so far have had no reply. I hope they honor what they said as VIVITAR is no longer so if not I am stuck with a meaningless product.

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Look Up Vivitar on Wikipedia & this will answer all problems related to the Sakar / Vivitar products problems. Vivitar went out of Business in 2006, & the remnants of this Quality Company sold off in 2008. The Name was sold to Sakar International. My Opinion is that this is a border-line Scam operation living off a past Quality-Name with the worst of what China has to offer. I just bought a Vivitar VS 27G for $30 at Target & the flash doesn't function. Other people on the Internet have same problem. On closer examination without disassembling the Camera, I believe the Camera has no Flash Tube at all, just the Case lens embedded in the plastic shell. And the Processor has a Flash mode that would lead you to believe it has built-in Flash. Xmas Child Camera 12-23-2009 J.E. Oregon 

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