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Camera won't come on

We usually use rechargeable batteries and it has worked fine. But lately when I try to turn it on it it just flashes the red light. The batteries are new.

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  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    My camera will not come on the atteries are brand new but still i don't get any red flash or anything. I need serious help.

  • blackflash7 Jul 23, 2008

    need major help. I have a vivitar camrea 5385 and it can come on but the screen is totally black. Know wats the porblem?

  • amberpan Sep 01, 2008

    I was downloading pictures to my computer one day when the camera shut off. I figured that perhaps the batteries had died, but when I put in new ones, all it does is flash the red light at me.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    THought I'd solved the earlier problem with the camera not coming on because of a design flaw with batteries not connecting and it's still having problems.

  • cbdeluna Dec 02, 2008




    My Vivitar 5385 cant take a picture is totally black. What ca I do?

    Please send me the list of Service Ceter here in the Manila, Philippines.

    Thanks


  • cbdeluna Dec 02, 2008





    My Vivitar 5385 cant take a picture is totally black. What ca I do?

    Please send me the list of Service Ceter here in the Manila, Philippines.



    My email address is cbdeluna@mabuhaysat.com

    Thanks



    Charina de Luna


  • cbdeluna May 11, 2010





    is there aybody will nswer our questions?



    i guess this company has a bad customer service.



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Open the camera and remove the batteries. Use the eraser on the end of a pencil to reach up inside the camera and gently clean the battery contacts. Be careful not to bend the contacts. Don't use a lot of pressure or a lot of scrubbing, just let the slight abrasiveness of the pencil eraser do the cleaning. Use a pencil with a good clean eraser, not one with a dried out, hard, old eraser. Hold the camera in the normal upright position and reach in from the bottom with the pencil, so all of the eraser bits and dirt fall out of the camera. Check that there are no dirt or eraser bits left inside after you are done cleaning.

Clean the contacts on the battery compartment door the same way.

Hope this helps. It fixed my vivitar 5385 that would not turn on, and had the light blinking.

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