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Vtech kidizoom camera

As of this morning all of the buttons stopped working with the exception of the power button..it goes on but i cannot get to the menu or flip through pics or even take a picture b/c no buttons are working i've tried to reset it, i've taken the batteries out and replaced them with new ones..i even took the batteries out and let it sit for awhile w/o them....but it's still not working..when i plug it into the computer like im taking pictures off of it, when i remove the usb cord from it it goes to the menu screen but i can't navigate it and can't get out of it , i have to turn it off then the camera goes on but its in camera mode but we can't take pictures...what happened it was working fine yesterday and hasn't fallen or anything like that..whats the deal?

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  • lisabeale1 Aug 11, 2008

    cmaera has been used a few times. been well looked after. cannot get it to turn on. appears to be completely dead. dissapointed as not had more than a couple of weeks.



    any idea's please!!!

  • abutler541 Dec 14, 2008

    It worked last night, and this morning... same thing!  None of the buttons work.  I have tried replacing the batteries, resetting it and even letting the batteries stay out of it for over an hour and nothing!  It turns on, I get the logo and the little tune and I can see through the screen but the only button that works is the power.  HELP!!!  My son loves his camera it is exactly one year old it was a gift for Christmas just last year.  Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I was wondering if anyone had a solution for this!

  • Marie Kuchenmeister Jan 14, 2009

    Same as last poter. Kept well, stopped working. ramdomly started again, but the batteries were almost dead and now that I've changed the batteries, it's dead again!

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Same problem but mine wouldn't even turn on. I even bought new batteries for it. I'm disappointed cause my boys did like it.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    the camera is 3 weeks old, and was working, then stopped working. No apparant reason. Any ideas?

  • wkvon Feb 02, 2009

    Worked fine for 30 days under heavy use from my son, then the buttons just stopped working, right after I put in fresh batteries. Doesn't seem to be mechanical since the buttons do work about 1 in 10 times powering up.

  • kswatson909 Feb 27, 2009

    Same problem, will turn on but nothing happens. My granddaughter is very upset, this was her FAVORITE Christmas gift from Santa. Sure is hard to disappoint a child!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    camera turns on in camera mode screen shows whatever the camera is pointed at but none of the buttons work except the power button.

  • apeters311 Mar 07, 2009

    Camera will turn on and off. When it is on the led screen shows what the camera is looking at. None of the other buttons work can not even take a picture.

  • jimx99 Mar 09, 2009

    Same problem as others... powers on , musical into then none of teh buttons work. I have tried everyting I can think of - but still doesn't work. No stuck buttons, camera seems to work OK, but none of the buttons respond other than the power. Real dissappointment for my 7 year old daughter who loved it.... HAS ANYONE SOLVED THIS ?? or is it the end ?

  • hoodooguru Apr 02, 2009

    My daughter got this for Christmas. After about 3 months of playing, none of the buttons work now.

    I fixed it about a week ago by uploading all the pictures off it. Tried it again today, but nothing.


  • cumpy90 Apr 24, 2009

    Have switched on daughter's camera today and same thing.......camera switches on with music intro and you can see image on screen but no buttons working at all. Have tried reset button and removing batteries as per the manual but nothing happening.....HELP!!!!

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We had the same issue. After turning on, nothing on the view screen and the buttons didn't work. The camera could turn on, the turn on screen and sound happened and we cold turn off (show off screen and sound)...even after changing batteries. It was like that for a week.

I found it had to do with TV connector slot. Thinking back, my daughter had been playing with the TV connector right before it stopped working. I took a small hair pin and put it in the TV connector slot, lightly wiggled it and the camera sprung back to life. I'm guessing the camera hardware was acting like it was still plugged in...hence turning off the view screen.

Anyways, hope that helps someone.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: y is it not working

The camera "thinks" it's connected to a TV. We had the same problem. My wife used a bobby pin to "trick" the camera into thinking it was being disconnected from the TV by probing the pin into and out of the TV connector on the side.

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SOURCE: What memory card does the Vtech kidizoom digital camera use?

Just a normal SD card buy in asda etc.

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SOURCE: when i insert an sd card the vtech kidizoom camera

I am not a tech wiz but have just managed to put the card in my daughters camera! Normal SD card tight fit,it looks like it needs to go all the way in but doesnt. Either you have it in wrong or wrong card? Metal bits down! When I turned it on you then have to go to the tools sign to switch to memory card .Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Vtech kidizoom camera does cannot find SD card

I had similar problem. In windows i formatted the SD card as 'FAT' rather then 'FAT32' (right click on card and select format) and that made the camera recognise it!

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SOURCE: changed battery won't turn on

Try inserting a tooth pick into the reset hole found just below on-off button and slightly to the left. Apparently the camera requires a reset after batteries have been changed. Our problem after resolving this problem is now the camera doesn't always stay on, i.e., turns off by itself.

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