HELP PLEASE!!!!! i plugged my vivitar in to my pc and accidentally unplugged it before i had downloaded my pics, now it seems to have crashed or something. I cant get the camera to link to the pc and when i take the usb lead off the camera wont even turn on!! What can i do?? My youngest daughter has just taken some pics on it and she wants them and i cant do it for her. I am getting verbal earache until this is sorted, help before i lose my sanity.
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Most likely, yes. Try to use a USB card reader. Take the card off the camera, put it in the reader and connect it to the computer. If there is no sign of files, download PC Inspector File Recovery, install it and run it. You can get it from here: http://download.cnet.com/PC-Inspector-File-Recovery/3000-2248_4-10118663.html Good luck in saving your pics.
Sure. The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries. And you won't have to update the card reader when you update your computer or get a new camera.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
Try plugging the camera into your usb port of the computer and then open up "My Computer" and you should see the camera listed in there and you can just double click on it and view the pictures and save where you want.
There are 2 probable solutions.
1. The images are "protected" by the camera & will show "locked" when you try to erase them.
2. The SD card in the camera is locked.
The solution to 1 is to unlock the images in the playback menu. See page 45 of the manual.
Solution 2 is to remove the card from the camera & check the "lock" slider that you can see on the side (although no all cards have this). Set the lock off.
You can download the manual from the first link on the following page:
Searching google groups shows others with problems after attaching Vivitar cameras to PC's & then not working. The only fix seems to be leaving the battery out until the camera resets itself. If you can get to the setup menu then try the "default" option to reset the camera to factory settings.