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Dropped my vivitar 4000 & nothing works.tried recharging , the lenze comes out or it`s going in & out all the time.no display.have to remove battery to stop it. can you help please?

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Actually u are a victim of BAD CCD see this link below

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

but good news is all brands are doing this free of charge repairs sony, fuji, canon , olympus VIVITAR all, some models have service advisories issued and some are not noticed as all do not complain so u can get it repaired free even if u are out of warranty and even if ur camera is not on service advisory list tell them abt BAD CCD and they will understand and take ur repairs free of charge do not accept any charges for repairs as it is the manufacturing fault of CCD units tell them u know about it !

pls dont waste time see the service centre in ur area and email or give them a call see the link below for support in ur area

http://www.vivitar.com/support.php

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Your camera has a lens error, this is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the manufacturer's service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras with lens errors and is not model-specific.

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Hello,

Here's one I found that works:

http://www.buy.com/prod/kodak-easyshare-rechargeable-camera-battery-lithium-ion-li-ion-photo/q/loc/33409/90130097.html

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