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Wont turn on

I put brand new battery's in my vivitar 3345 vivacam and now it wont power up.

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  • Cam3345 Feb 06, 2008

    Can't get camera to turn on - even with fresh batteries. As battery door is closed display flashes "ON", then "OFF". Batteries measure fine using a volt meter and the stored pictures can be seen if I connect the USB cable to my PC>

  • harleyquin42 Aug 02, 2008

    i cleaned the leads like guest said to do and not so much, but everything registers just fine as fara s battery life is tyhere another solution

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I had the exact same problem. The battery contacts are mildly oxidized. The problem is made worse beacause the outer contact does not put much pressure on the side (+) furthest from the hinge.
SOLUTION: Go to Radio Shack and buy a Deoxit Power Booster Pen. Wipe some on the battery ends that touch the inner contacts and insert while still wet. Rotate the batteries slighly to help coat the contacts. Wipe some deoxit on the outer contacts and close the door while pulling gently away from the hinge so you will get a good "wipe" when you slide the door latched.

I hope this works as well for you as it did for me. Scott L.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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