Question about Vivitar ViviCam 5386 Digital Camera

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NO Power My Camera won't power on. It used to work just fine. It still looks brand new. I have tried new batteries & using DC plug with no use. Is there a reset button that I don't know about? I am afraid to take it in for repair because the charges will most likely will not make sense for me to keep this one. Any real suggestions?

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Re: NO Power


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Re: NO Power

Possible causes Solutions
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The power does not
turn on.
The ViviCam 6300
suddenly powers down.
The image is not
captured when the
shutter button is
The flash does not fire.
Continuous shooting
is not possible.
Cannot transfer files
over a USB connection.
* Load new or fully charged battery.
* Load the battery in the correct direction.
* Close the battery cover correctly.
* Properly connect the AC power
* Set the option of Auto Shut Down to Off.
* Turn the power back on or charge the
* Rotate the mode dial to A , P , SCENE
, Tv , Av or M.
Transfer the desired files to your
computer and then delete unnecessary
files, or use a different memory card.
* Select a different flash mode.
* Select [Single] in the capture mode .
* Insert a new SD memory card.
* Check all connections.
* Install the USB driver on your computer.
* Turn on the ViviCam 6300.
* The battery has run out.
* The battery is not oriented correctly.
* The battery cover is not closed properly.
* The AC power adapter (optional)
is disconnected.
* The function of Auto Shut Down in

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