Question about Vivitar ViviCam 4000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera does not work

Am writing to you from the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia seeking some assistance in finding out what might be wrong with my 3785 Vivitar camera.

I had some pics on a memory card and attempted to put them on my computer. Just then I was distracted for a moment and inadvertently unplugged the USB from the computer without closing the files. I attempted to put off the camera but it would not go off but the green light turned red and no matter how many times I tried to put it off the red light would not go out nor work. I tried taking out the batteries and then it came off, but every time I put on the camera with the memory disc in, the camera would not work.

I still have been unable to see these pictures on the memory disc, this happen 6 months ago. I tried purchase another disc, formatted it and still the camera refuses to work.

Can you help or tell me what's wrong with my camera? I would really love for you to respond to me.

Posted by on

1 Answer

Whenever you pull out a USB drive like that-it will affect your camera and computer sometimes. To remove (i know it was an accident but just as a heads-up) a USB drive safely go to the bottom right hand corner, and press the green arrow which should be ur USB drive. that will unplug it safely. if you don't see that than you can either click on the arrow to find it or it might be a different icon. just scroll over the icons until you find 'Safely Remove Hardware" and there you have it

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Lines across images when zoomed no lines

Thanks for your support.
I solved my problem by dumping my Nikon Cool Pix 8700 and I bought another camera and It will never be NIKON for me again!
Thanks again
Best warmest regards from the Caribbean islands of St Kitts&Nevis,

Jun 23, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix 8700 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Hi i have a canon G9 and all of a sudden it won't turn on.  it's not a battery problem since i changed the battery and it still won't turn on.  it's dead.  doesn't do anything when i press the on/off...

IS there a reset button on the bottom of the camera? Sony cameras have these and it helped me at one time. If the re is still no power, then an internal SMT fuse blew and it will require service, Not a bad camera to get fixed, but itll be a flat rate of 180.00 or so. I can fix these cheap or no charge if I cant, let me know pishta68 at hotmail dot com

May 31, 2009 | Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Focus error

hi...The transmission system that moves the lens in and out has a problem with it's gears. There is most likely a gear or an actuator that has fallen out of alignment and is getting stuck at a certain point as the lens comes in/out.There is some disturbacnce of the lens arrangement that is preventing the lens from coming in/out.Any of these symptoms above could trigger the camera to shut itself off to protect itself from further damage. thank u rate me!!!

May 27, 2009 | Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Controls on the back of camera

Most probably find a Vivitar Vivicam 3785 manual here. Just send them a search request.

Apr 20, 2009 | Vivitar ViviCam 3785 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Panasonic DMC-FZ30 LCD has "whited out".

it is the lens unit or ccd unit. I can repair it, needs a technician in camera to change the damaged unit ,

Dec 18, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I can't find the memory card slot on th 3785 camera. where is it.

I checked out the user manual and it looks like the SD memory card slot is located right next to the battery. Just open the battery compartment and look near the hinge and you will see a place to put an SD memory card. Here is a link to a pdf version of the manual which is nice to have even if you have the printed version:
Click HERE.

Take Care,

Aug 19, 2008 | Vivitar ViviCam 3785 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Vivitar 3785-cord needed

I had an old cord from another digital camera that broke, and I just used that old cord when I lost the one that goes with my Vivitar.

Mar 12, 2008 | Vivitar ViviCam 3785 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Driver help!


I think your cam is automatically detected in winxp and no need to install driver in it. however if you use win98. click here for the download.

Hope this help, melnavz

Mar 05, 2008 | Vivitar ViviCam 3785 Digital Camera

4 Answers

Focus error

Check out this link:

After the basics (cleaning the lens, replacing the batteries, etc.), try dropping the camera on a carpeted area from about 2-3 feet. It worked for my Fuji A500 and 90% of the responders on the link. Everything on the web said it would cost ~$100 to fix. I was in the process of researching new cameras to buy and had nothing to lose by dropping it on the floor.
The error may be caused by debris in the zoom mechanism preventing it from working. Dropping the camera loosens the debris and voila!

Feb 13, 2007 | Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vivitar ViviCam 4000 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

45 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vivitar Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

98921 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you a Vivitar Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides