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My camera does not work on windows 7, It's a vivicam 3915, so what do I have to do? I really appreciate your cooperation. Wilmar Ceballos

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It doesn't matter to the camera what operating system you have on your computer.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.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, such as Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.

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The main reason for this problem is the design of the contact plates for the batteries terminals. From inside of the battery compartment lid, you can find two tiny prong shape metal spring. One has small pieces of plastic guides for holding the positive terminal in place. The problem can develope pretty early, depends on how often you open the lid. That spring like metal piece is too delicate to be shifted out of place, even just a very, very slight shft can rest the tiny plastic pieces at the tip of the prong to rest on top of the battery terminal. Using some kind of batteries with bigger, or not too round terminals can contribute to the same problem, even the metal prongs are not shifted. Solution: Check the available batteries that you have, and use those with smaller terminal tips to power the camera. If still not turning on, then the prong(s) might be shifted a little bit. It is hard to check if the prong tips are fully in contact with the battery terminals, because after you push down the lid, it needs to be pushed in to lock. So you can only see they are good in contact before fully pressed down and pushed in. One of the best way is to use some kind of tools to remove the tiny plastic pieces at the tip, but make sure the prong tips still be able to get in contact with the terminals. I, myself just remove the two spring prongs and cut a piece of copper (the old metal tie for electric wiring) a bit longer then the inner length of the lid across, bent the copper strip slightly and sit it on top of the metal door glider. Press down to ensure the ends of the coppper strip touch and stay firm to both inner ledges of the lid. Now, before closing the lid. Cut a piece of plastic (from a ziploc bag) to a size that fits to be slided between the copper strip and the metal door glider. This forms a isolation between the two meatl pieces, the reason is the rubbing of the two metal pieces, if in contact, can cause the batteries installed to be drained faster than to power up the camera itself. This is important, or you will have a new problem with the camera. Finally, as long as you know what you want to do is to ensure a good contact of the prongs and the terminals. You may fine tune and use some other materials to achieve the goal. Your camera might have a different fault developed other than the above findings of mine that is the cause of not powering up. Good luck, Paul

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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The main reason for this problem is the design of the contact plates for the batteries terminals. From inside of the battery compartment lid, you can find two tiny prong shape metal spring. One has small pieces of plastic guides for holding the positive terminal in place. The problem can develope pretty early, depends on how often you open the lid. That spring like metal piece is too delicate to be shifted out of place, even just a very, very slight shft can rest the tiny plastic pieces at the tip of the prong to rest on top of the battery terminal. Using some kind of batteries with bigger, or not too round terminals can contribute to the same problem, even the metal prongs are not shifted. Solution: Check the available batteries that you have, and use those with smaller terminal tips to power the camera. If still not turning on, then the prong(s) might be shifted a little bit. It is hard to check if the prong tips are fully in contact with the battery terminals, because after you push down the lid, it needs to be pushed in to lock. So you can only see they are good in contact before fully pressed down and pushed in. One of the best way is to use some kind of tools to remove the tiny plastic pieces at the tip, but make sure the prong tips still be able to get in contact with the terminals. I, myself just remove the two spring prongs and cut a piece of copper (the old metal tie for electric wiring) a bit longer then the inner length of the lid across, bent the copper strip slightly and sit it on top of the metal door glider. Press down to ensure the ends of the coppper strip touch and stay firm to both inner ledges of the lid. Now, before closing the lid. Cut a piece of plastic (from a ziploc bag) to a size that fits to be slided between the copper strip and the metal door glider. This forms a isolation between the two meatl pieces, the reason is the rubbing of the two metal pieces, if in contact, can cause the batteries installed to be drained faster than to power up the camera itself. This is important, or you will have a new problem with the camera. Finally, as long as you know what you want to do is to ensure a good contact of the prongs and the terminals. You may fine tune and use some other materials to achieve the goal. Your camera might have a different fault developed other than the above findings of mine that is the cause of not powering up. Good luck, Paul

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The Vivicam does not record sound with video. You can add a soundtrack on the computer with video-editing software.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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SOURCE: missing chararacters in configuration menu

http://vivitar.com/support

There's a 1-800 number you can call to contact vivitar support.

http://manualsforall.com/vivitar/vivitar-camera-manuals.html

The above link allows you to download the manual for $3, but I didn't do that.

I would try the 1-800 number to see what can be done about htis problem with mising character sin the configuration menu screens.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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DEAR SIR,

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer can be done by two means....

1.INSTALL THE SOFTWARE C.D GIVEN ALONG WITH THE CAMERA IN YOUR NOTE BOOK....
THEN SWITCH ON YOUR CAMERA AND CONNECT THE CAMERA TO YOUR P.C VIA U.S.B CABLE,AND WAIT FOR FEW SECONDS FOR THE P.C TO DETECT YOUR CAMERA,ONCE THE CAMERA IS DETECTED IT WILL ASK YOU,WHETHER TO COPY YOUR CAMERA IMAGES TO YOUR P.C
AND JUST CLICKOK...YOUR FLES ARE BEING COPIED.......MAKE SURE YOU HAVE KEPT YOUR CAMERA ON WHILE CONNECTING TO NOTEBOOK...


2..Remove 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.

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.


thank you..take care

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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The above link allows you to download the manual for $3, but I didn't do that.

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Hi - You can download the manual from the link underlined in blue below:

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