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Vivitar 5385 and the dreaded Lense Error

Hi Jackboy

I have the Vivitar 5385 and it just overnight decided to have a lense error attack it had been resting peacefully on my bedside cabinet having been used the night before it hasn't been dropped I have tried 3 new sets of batterys and now the lense is stuck out
I have been able to copy the photo's that were on it and it's SD card but still it does not want to come out of it's coma

It's a handy little job and would like to resurect it if it is possible but a visit to the camera shop would probably cost more than the camera have you any ideas on what I can try to fix it or is it Terminal do you think

Many Thanks Roger ( Septic )

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  • septic May 11, 2008

    Thanks Jackboy



    one of my hobbies is clock and watch repairs ( No Kiding )

    so like you say if it's broke I can't break it so large sheet of white paper and some very small tools plus a few naughty words I expect

    If I get it going I will report it if I don't it will be on Ebay for spares



    Thanks for your advice



    Roger

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Unless you are a watch maker and access to spares you probably wont fix it.
So in my view only gentle manipulation is all the average guy can do before consinging it to the bin
As you correctly surmise these things are not usally repairable and can cost a lot for the shop to look to tell you no Can do.

Posted on May 10, 2008

  • john ash
    john ash May 12, 2008

    Good luck - keep us posted

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