Question about Vivitar Cameras
This can be mainly due to two circumstances...the power could be low, but often a stuck lens is the culprit. There are tiny gears inside the lens assembly that can get jammed by dust, lint, or sand working it's way into the assembly, and you can try to free it up with compressed air ($4 at Walmart).
The battery could be low, or the contacts both on the battery and inside the camera could be slightly oxidized, hindering current flow. Clean them with a qtip and at least 90% isopropyl alcohol, or a pencil eraser.
I'm going to refer you to two sites...the first deals with power issues, and the second with lens issues. Although the lens blog says it's for lens errors, it applies also to stuck lens:
They say about 1/2 the cameras can be fixed trying their suggestions, so hope you're in that categaory!
Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps get your camera working again!
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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