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Camara locks up

My Vivitar 5340 is locking up when i turn it on. I need to pull battery to get restarted. Also the auto focus does not seem to work anymore. Does anyone have any ideas what is wrong?

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  • rqwelch Mar 26, 2008

    The camera automatically captures an image of whatever it's aiming at when turned on, and freezes up with none of the buttons working. It can't even be turned off. You have to remove the battery to make it turn off. After several tries at turning it on, it finally works again, at least so far this has worked. It sometimes takes about ten times of turning it on and freezing before it finally turns on and works.

  • Cadesia00 Jun 15, 2008

    I've had my camera for about a year, and the last several months when I take a picture the camera freezes up. The only way to un-freeze it is to take out the battery and re-start the camera. Then I can take only one picture before going through the whole process again. A new issue I'm having as of today is that when I hooked my camera up to my computer the newest pictures that I've taken aren't even showing up! I have a new baby so pictures are very important in our household. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Seems it could be a firmware problem You will have to go to the Vivitar Technical Support Team, on the Vivitar web site.

Posted on Jul 15, 2007

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If your camera is out of warranty, or if Vivitar refuses to repair it for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try some ofthe methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methodshave helped a lot of people fix their cameras.

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Vivitar Digital Cameras has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,then put them back in and turn the camera on.

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