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My vivitar dvr 508nhd will not work

This product is brand new out of box and it has never worked. I have inserted new batteries and memory card.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: brand new vivitar 5018 keeps showing insert memory

Vivitar cameras are known for there inability to function normaly. Alot of these and many more problems I have encountered are manufacturer problems and can not be fixed on your own. the best thing to do would be to contact Vivitar and see if they can give you a refund or replace it. it is best to call but as I do not know the number here is a link to their website. I hope this helps -Richard www.vivitar.com

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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SOURCE: I turn camera on, red light flashes and screen

this is happening to me too and I dont know what has happened. its only 6 months old and I have taken great care of it..

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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SOURCE: I received a new DVR

Make sure the camera is off before inserting the card. Can your camera use the size card you have or does it have too many GB's? Is the slide switch on the side of the card in the unlocked position?

Posted on Dec 09, 2010

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SOURCE: The Vivitar ViviCam X014 keeps stating Memory

You have one or more pictures on the camera's internal memory and it won't let you use the memory card. With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"....follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory. After that, your card should work properly.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a vivitar camera

From the manual:
http://static.infoteldistributors.com/pdf/VC8025%20User%20Manual.pdf

Installing SD Memory Card

Your camera has a memory card slot that enables you to insert any "SD" compatible memory card up to 8BG. Adding a memory card will allow you to increase the capacity of your camera before you have to transfer photos and videos to your PC. Install the SD memory card as below:

  1. Locate the Memory Card slot within the battery compartment.
  2. Insert the Memory card into the slot in the correct direction. (see the sketch below)
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  1. Push the card in until you feel it "click" into position. The top of the card should be flushed with the surface of the camera. An icon will appear on the LCD screen after you turn on your camera.
  2. Once the external memory card is inserted into the camera all the images taken with the camera will be stored on the card.

Note:

  1. Limited internal memory is provided for test images. The image will be deleted when camera power is turned off. Please download the images before power off .SD memory card is required for normal use.
  2. An external memory card is required for normal use. Your camera supports any compatible SD memory card (up to 8GB).
  3. If there is a photo in the internal memory when you insert the card into your camera, a "Copy to card" message will appear on the LCD with Yes or No options. On selecting 'Yes' the photo will now be copied to your card.
  4. Formatting will delete all data on the SD memory card including protected data.
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  1. Don't remove the SD card during formatting as this may damage the card and render it unusable.
  2. When your card is full, download the media on the SD card to your PC and delete the photos and videos from it in order to continue using your

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Vivitar DVR 508NHD manual is not the same as the 508 manual which everyone keeps listing. The camera isn't set up the same. Where can I find the actual manual for DVR 508NHD - this is so frustrating?


Manuals online say they have them for download but after download it was a DVR 508 HD
Only thing I can suggest is buy another with a manual in the package

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My camcorder is not showing up on the pc


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download videos and pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy videos and pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files.

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How do I up load my pictures and viedo to my desktop


The best way to transfer pictures and videos from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures and videos from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

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I need a driver for this product.


You don't need a driver.

The best way to download videos and pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy videos and pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files.

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Need a driver for windows 8


You don't need a driver.

The best way to download videos and pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy videos and pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files.

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Vivitar 508nhd wont work when SD card put in


Are you sure you have an SD card (2GB or smaller)? The 508 won't work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

Jan 28, 2013 | Vivitar DVR 508HD Digital Video Recorder

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I received a new DVR 528. I can work through the menus when the SD card is not inserted. Once I insert the memory card the screen freezes - no buttons work!


Make sure the camera is off before inserting the card. Can your camera use the size card you have or does it have too many GB's? Is the slide switch on the side of the card in the unlocked position?

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Vivitar DVR 545 - Is this going to work with my MacBook?


I have a VIvitar DVR 545 I can not find out how to recharge the rechargable battery



I just bought this camera and had the same problem.

How DO you charge the battery???!!!

Here goes:
Open the box the camera came in and you should find a little rectangualr black box and a 3-pin plug.
Ignore the other stuff unless you think you may need it (depends what country you're in and what your mains supply wall socket fittings are). Take a close look at the little rectangualr black box and you'll see a slot in it. That's where your battery goes! Remember the battery must be taken out of the camera and slotted into this box! Make sure you align the battery correctly to the litle pins inside the box.
The Vivitar DVR 545 uses a sort of mobile phone/cell phone battery.You must take the battery OUT of the camera. Now you have slotted the battery into the box you connect the 3-pin plug to the box and then insert the plug (attached to the box) into your wall mains supply socket. The box will light up and you'll see a red light. Once this light turns green your camera battery is charged!

RE-INSERT THE BATTERY INTO THE CAMERA.

The whole charging procedure for the DVR 545 is ridiculous but there it is! By the way one drawback about having to remove the battery from the camera to charge it is that you will lose all or most of your camera settings. remember to reset video and photo settings - resolution, flash etc., etc.

Also a word of caution:
The Vivitar DVR 550 is unusual in that the battery is charged using the USB port. If you also happen to have a DVR 550 do NOT attempt to charge the Vivitar 545 using the Vivitar DVR 550 USB charger cable!

You will destroy your DVR 545 in seconds!!!!

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