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Camera won't turn on!

I have the vivitar dvr 550. It has been a great camera for the past year. Yesterday we took it to the zoo and used it most of the day. Now it won't charge up or turn on. It's just black! I have many pics and videos I wanted to download on there! Help!

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  • goodsey Aug 02, 2008

    i have the same problem i think it's faulty camera

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    same problem after a year and 1/2 !!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopeing its only a battery problem~

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    I down loaded my pics and it seems to be stuck in a download mode.? screens black

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I recently acquired a Vivitar dvr550 camera and it would not turn on without the charger attached

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

Mine had same prob go get a new battery it will wok again

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MY VIVITAR 550 DOES NOT CHARGE AND DOES NOT TURN ON. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?


Most likely your Vivitar needs a new battery....if you've lost your a/c adapter-you can use a standard USB cable to charge your camera. Plug the smaller end into your Vivitar & the larger end into your turned on PC/laptop & it'll charge the battery.

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How do you recharge camera battery? camera manual is not clear abot how to hook up battery charger or even where it is!


The easiest way is by using a standard USB cable...plug the small end of the USB cable into your camera (located under the headphone jack) then plug the larger end of the USB cable into your PC or laptop. Turn on your computer & this will charge up your Vivitar 550.

Dec 27, 2009 | Vivitar DVR-550 DV Camcorder

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Hi I,have a Vivitar DVR550,and need a new recharger for it. when I,but when I,put my model in the vivitar support page it does not have the model number in the list.There is nothing wrong with my camera...


Go here:

http://www.amazon.com/VIVITAR-DVR-545-DVR-550-DVR-550G-CAMCORDER/dp/B002RN6DO0/ref=sr_1_64?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1260903217&sr=1-64

You can read the specs of exactly what type of charger is needed, or just purchase it.

Vivitar DVR 550 was a well known model in the UK. but the company Sakar bought the Vivitar comapany out. However, the Vivitar site still exists, but not much support for the DVR 550 is provided. I would recommend e-amiling them by visiting www.vivitar.com

Good Luck

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Vivitar dvr550 battery charger


Try Sunny Technology Co Inc
Model SYS 1193 1005 W2
It appears to be a universal cell phone charger.
Hope this helps.

Jul 26, 2008 | Vivitar DVR-550 DV Camcorder

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Vivitar DVR 545 - Is this going to work with my MacBook?


I have a VIvitar DVR 545 I can not find out how to recharge the rechargable battery



I just bought this camera and had the same problem.

How DO you charge the battery???!!!

Here goes:
Open the box the camera came in and you should find a little rectangualr black box and a 3-pin plug.
Ignore the other stuff unless you think you may need it (depends what country you're in and what your mains supply wall socket fittings are). Take a close look at the little rectangualr black box and you'll see a slot in it. That's where your battery goes! Remember the battery must be taken out of the camera and slotted into this box! Make sure you align the battery correctly to the litle pins inside the box.
The Vivitar DVR 545 uses a sort of mobile phone/cell phone battery.You must take the battery OUT of the camera. Now you have slotted the battery into the box you connect the 3-pin plug to the box and then insert the plug (attached to the box) into your wall mains supply socket. The box will light up and you'll see a red light. Once this light turns green your camera battery is charged!

RE-INSERT THE BATTERY INTO THE CAMERA.

The whole charging procedure for the DVR 545 is ridiculous but there it is! By the way one drawback about having to remove the battery from the camera to charge it is that you will lose all or most of your camera settings. remember to reset video and photo settings - resolution, flash etc., etc.

Also a word of caution:
The Vivitar DVR 550 is unusual in that the battery is charged using the USB port. If you also happen to have a DVR 550 do NOT attempt to charge the Vivitar 545 using the Vivitar DVR 550 USB charger cable!

You will destroy your DVR 545 in seconds!!!!

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Problem is not with Vista or the camera drivers. More likely it’s that the camera is set in “macro mode” which is used for taking photos of things real close. On the right side of the camera there is a slide switch, you want to be sure that it is in the up position (Normal).

If the switch is in the correct position, look if the lens is clean. Even if the LCD shows a good image a smudge on the lens will show up on the photo.

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does anybody know where I can get a mains charger for vivitar dvr 550 as I have lost mine. Have searched everywhere cannot find one.

thanks

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Vivitar DVR 550 5 in 1 camers/video recorder


I use my motorola cell phone charger....they're interchangable

Mar 19, 2008 | Vivitar DVR 530 Flash Media Camcorder

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Vivitar DVR 550 charger required


Please check the replacement charger for Vivitar DVR-550 @http://www.ebuybatteries.com/product/battery_chargers/Vivitar/Vivitar-NP-60-AC-charger.htm .

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Vivitar DVR 550 camera not working.


I had the same problem and purchased a new battery to resolve the problem. I also purchased a 110v battery charger for the vivitar 550 camera and recharged to old battery.

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