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I dropped it now it will not work properly. The zoom will not retract. Is it repairable and where. It switches on for 2 seconds then switches off. Vivitar Vivicam 8400. Not tried to fix it.

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Hi,
Its seems lens got stuck in the barrel due to external shock caused by drooping the device, Try out following steps-

  • If motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, but if tooth or gear is broken lens will move onces or twice then it will stuck again.
  • You can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.
  • You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening.

Else visit this link & contact VIVITAR, your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring at Service Center .

I hope this will solve your problem

Thanks..!!

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