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All I get from my Vivitar 975HD is a message 'MSDC'. Have been charging for eight hours now.

Trying to use Vivitar HD975 for first time. Has been on charge for 8 hours, red light is glowing, but when you disconnect charger it has no power. When it is on charge, there is a screen message 'MSDC' but no other response to pressing any of the buttons. How do I get it working?

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Most camera's don't work normal as long as an USB cable is in the connector. DSLR's only work with a connector in, when they are connected to a computer and the computer has some special software running. So don't expect your camera to work on external power..
But why not try to charge the battery in an external (Universal) charger? Every time you remove the battery, you can check if it is ok and if anything is oxidised
.If you managed to put in the battery the wrong way around, of forgot to remove a protective folly, the charger was on for 8 hours and the battery is not charged at all.
Check if the battery is in correct. Check if no contacts are oxidised. You can clean contacts with a dry cloth and or cotton swabs. Never use anything sharp in or close to a camera.
Check if the contacts of the battery cam make contact with the contacts in the camera.
I keep my fingers crossed for you.

Posted on May 13, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks Harrie. Unfortunately, I don't have an external charger. I have checked the battery is in correctly,cleaned the contacts, and anyway I only bought the camera on Saturday. I'm wondering if the battery is faulty. It is a huge nuisance as I only bought if for a project for which I have a deadline of tomorrow."

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SOURCE: et blue screen and message msdc on screen.

msdc stands for mass storage device. Try removing the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on.

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My roommate had the same problem, pretty easy to fix. Make sure your memory card and battery are all the way in and they should lock. If you lost the booklet, the positive/geative signs should be on the bottom right when sliding it in.

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