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Vivitar 8300s i have a vivitar camera which i bought about 18 months ago and i love as it is easy to use, unfortunately the backlight has stopped working on it, i can still take photos and download them onto my computer but i cannot see what they are until afterwards, my brother thought that maybe we could reset the factory settings and that may fix the problem but we do not know how to do this, i would be grateful for any information or suggestions you know of that may help. thankyou

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    Yep same problem here - The LCD is not broken because when you attach a USB cable to the camera and connect it to a PC the display lights up and shows the USB connected message.

  • EvaJ Jul 10, 2008

    I have the same, or a similar, problem. My lcd screen is not shot because I can look at other pictures I already had on the SD card, browse through the menus and even adjust the features. I can take pictures but they are pitch black. I download them and the same thing, they are just black. I tried the factory reset, charging for hours, did the battery removal for an hour and still, it's black.

    What can it be?



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From all those problems-each one a different component I can only surmise a number of thingsthings. Battery is either dead and needs changing or re-charging. Battery contacts in the inside of camera dirty/corroded Media card asbsent. Check all these things then come back

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Power off remove batterys power back up might reset lens but more than likely something is making it bind

Error 2 indicates that lens is jammed / sticking, probally dirt/grit, you could try a dodgy fix withcompressed air in a can but do not use cleaning fluids. Really needs camera shop to strip clean rebuild, There is 12months warranty on your cam.

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talk louder? or maby enable the sound in the menu's? i use a
Vivitar ViviCam8300s and i get ok sound. you gotta talk a little louder than normal but it dose work.
WARNING: When sound is enabled do not zoom in and out as the motor will overpower anything and all you will hear is the buzzing sound of the motor zooming in and out so to solve this problem dont zoom in and out

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