Question about Vtech V Tech Kidizoom Camera
The camera needs to be reset. Remove the USB or A/V cable. Press the reset button on the bottom of the unit with a paper clip or similar. If this does not help, turn the unit off, remove all 4 batteries for at least 5 minutes. Re-insert the batteries. Power up the unit and press reset again. If the problem persists, repeat the process but replace the battries with new ones. If this still does not work, check the USB connecting port for damage. The little tab in the middle can be damaged and/or loose or there may be something inside causing a shortcircuit on the USB port which will cause the camera to cycle to USB mode. If there is nothing inside the USB port then there is nothing further that you can do other than sending the unit in for repair. I do not recommend opening the unit as this will negate the warranty and there are no user serviceable parts inside unless you have electronices training.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
Keep in mind that, this camera it includes 16MB of internal flash memory, which, with such small
resolutions, can store over 200 photos or 5 minutes of video, plus an SD
card slot can expand that capacity to practically limitless levels. The
SD slot is in the battery compartment, which requires a screwdriver to
open, thus preventing children from losing the batteries or card. Check if the SD is inside or in right position.
The camera includes 2 cords, a standard USB cord like any other camera and a monaural A/V cord with a proprietary mini-jack. When connecting the camera to a Windows PC, the PC instantly recognizes the camera and offers to import the media. Mac OS X will recognize the camera as a removable drive, allowing photos and movies to be accessed from the Finder, but iPhoto doesn't recognize the camera as such, so any images you want to save will need to be added via drag and drop or other manual methods. Also, since the camera has no internal clock, you'll need to adjust the creation date of the files if you like to sort them by date or event.
Its possible that, with the PC connection you need format the SD card.
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Posted on Sep 08, 2010
Normally when you connect a device to a usb port , the two devices do something called a handshake in which each device tells the other it is on and ready to receive data. This handshake is again broken when the device is safely removed in windows/your operating system.
Sometimes the problem can also be caused by power failure (like a low battery or unexpected ejection of the battery) as the dip in power affects the usb circuit into thinking it got a handshake.
The first thing I would like you to try is connecting the USB cable and then safely removing it in windows. Repeat this about 10 times and check to see if it sends a stop signal to the camera so that it goes of USB mode.
If that does not work , try removing the camera's batteries for the night and try it again tomorrow. This is in hope that the camera will reset as you are not able to access the reset in the software at this time.
Let me know by tomorrow if neither options worked and I will look for an alternative to sending it in for repairs.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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