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A manual for the Vivitar V4000 is found here.

Vivitar V4000... | Answered on Feb 23, 2018

The manual, and instructions to replace the batter are located at:
Too bad the calendar only goes to 2009 !

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

Vivitar flash manuals:

Vivitar... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

From the instruction manual. This camera (as do most Vivitar cameras) takes two button batteries (LR44) at the bottom via the large screw off battery case. Make sure the batteries are placed in the correct way. The + of the batteries are the FLAT side of the battery, the bump is the - side. There should be a + or - pressed into the metal of the battery contacts.

Vivitar V3800N... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Try this place. Something simple as that on every film camera, yet there are multiple thread types and diameters.

Vivitar V3800N... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

A 500 mm mirror lens is a fully manual lens (manual focus no aperture change) using a T mount adapter to your specific camera. The T mount costs some $15. It depends on your camera how to turn off the auto focus and go to aperture priority mode. The aperture on a mirror lens is set, usually at F8, so the shutter is the only item that can be adjusted to get a correct exposure. A digital camera (set in adjustable ASA setting) can change it's ASA to help with getting a correct exposure. Manual for digital camera are usually on the companies' web site.

Vivitar 500mm... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

That camera uses standard button batteries (LR44)

manual found at

Vivitar V3800N... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Vivitar is just a name a company will buy to stick on their item. Someone make the camera and put the Vivtar tag on it, like Sears does. Vivitar never had a web site with their instruction manuals, even for their digital cameras. It's a real mess for those used cameras. Here is a manual for "A" vivitar film point and shoot. Basically they are all the same. Some have fancier lenses or bigger zooms. That is why they are called "point and shoot". Plus they are 20+ years old.

Vivitar Series 1... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

I would doube if you could get that fixed for less then $80, you can picked up a used K-mount body (Pentax or Vivitar) for half of that or less.

Vivitar V3800N... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Some of the SRL camera have a dial on them to "adjust" the eyepiece so you don't have to use glasses. Either that or you bounced the internal focusing glass back into focus.

Vivitar V3800N... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

If your viewfinder is black, the mirror on the film camera is up. That usually means the shutter system is out of whack... Repair would be too expensive. You can by a used Vivitar, Pentax body as a replacement as they use the same non AF K-mount lenses for pretty cheap. But again, they would be old cameras.

Vivitar V3800N... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

That is one old film camera. There is a screw under the glued on button on the film advance. If you can't advance, you can't fire the shutter. If that is all the problem, then it should work for awhile.

Vivitar V3800N... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Most likely the motor is wearing out and not powerful enough to wind more film. Not much you can do but replace the camera with something newer. Repair parts are most likely not available and the price would be way out of line of a replacement.

Canon EOS-AE-1... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018

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