Question about Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera
The first thing to determine here is if the ac adapter is working. Measure the output with a voltmeter- it's usually around 3v. Next, plug it into the camera and measure the internal battery contacts to see if they're getting voltage. If all is good, then it could be a matter of slightly oxidized battery terminals (on the battery itself, or inside the camera). Clean them with a qtip and alcohol, or pencil eraser, and see if that fixes it. The next suspicious thing would be a bad battery (they do go bad, and when a cell internally shorts, the battery will not charge). Going back to the step where you measure the internal battery contacts for voltage, if you have no voltage reading on the contacts, this could mean a bad jack on the camera, in which case you will have to disassemble the camera to fix or replace the jack. Since the jack is directly wired to the battery terminals inside the camera, this is the most likely defect and suspicious component, although it could be a poor solder connection that has gone south (rare, but happens). If you don't have a voltmeter, you might try to take the camera in to Best Buy or Radio Shack, and see if they will help you measure things. Good luck, and hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
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