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The shutter is stuck on my vivitar 3746 and won't turn on or respond in any way. what can i do?

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This always happens on mine when the batteries are low or taking them out while lens is extended. What I had to do was take it apart and manually wind back in the lens via the gears that extend it. Hope this helps. Otherwise the camera is rendered useless.
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Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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You can get the manual from here:-

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Vivitar-3746-Digital-Cameras-manual/id/200ag812/t/2/

As to no images, when you get the manual, there may be a power/battery conserve option which allows you to turn the screen on and off.

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Here is their support number I found on their site: US: 1-800-592-9541

Hope this helps!

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