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Won't properly switch on.

When I try to switch on my camera the lens extends and the Vivitar screen comes up and it just goes black. Then nothing. I've bought new batteries, and if I try to get it to come on a few times it says Low Battery and the lens goes back in. That's all the camera will do. It's very frustrating. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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  • only1athom Dec 27, 2007

    I hve the same problem, please let me know if you get any info.

  • Tarantula6
    Tarantula6 Dec 29, 2007

    Mine is now currently working. I bought good recharable batteries and that fixed the problem completely. I presume any premiun recharage batteries would work, I bought Energizers.

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    mY CAM I TRY TURN IT ON BUT NOTHING NO TURN ON AND I BUT NEW BUTTRY BUT NO TURN ON AND THE LENS COM OUT AND THEN NO GO IN STILL OUT



  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    I have the same issue with this vivitar. Trun it on, lens comes out, screen fires up, then instantly it shuts itself down.

    I have been utilizing regular batteries instead of the rechargables, bacuase my past experience with the rechargables batteries has been poor. (work less and less, dischargin rapidly. I thought it wiser to use the AA's. I will try plan B, as I am recharging right now.

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    A few sharp slaps on the side while pressing the on switch solved the stuck lens issue for me, no really it did

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Info from vivitar themselves, apparently this is an internal software problem and my camera has to be reutrned

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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