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Dark screen when i turn my camera on the screen is dark,i know its something inside because when i look through lens opposite way can see the inside lens doesnt click open now and again it does and i can take a pic but most of time its not please help,this only happened overnight was ok the day before its a vivitar vivicam 3830s

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  • bbddenny May 11, 2010

    My screen turns from dark to the Gray-Blue with the power button, but no image from the lens shows up. Batteries are good.



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Two reason for the screen to be dark
1. If you can see 'shadow' images on the screen, this implys the backlight tube or the inverter circuit has blown.

2 If No images show up at all then this is a mainboard failure
This is assuming the batteries are ingood condition and the camera powers up..

Check Vivitar support for repair/replacement options.
If under ewarranty it will be replaced
If out of warranty - New Camera Time

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