20 Most Recent Vivitar ViviCam T328 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Contact the manufacturer and explain your dilemma. Maybe they will be nice and replace the unit since still under warranty.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Sep 09, 2017


Check the sim card. Some have a small security switch on them. Slide it the other direction and it should be accessible.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Dec 15, 2015


Follow the instructions on page 35 of this manual:http://www.vivitar.com/files_products/445/ViviCam_X014_Camera_Manual.pdf

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on May 05, 2013


Back up from what you are photographing, and turn your flash off or onto auto. You do this by lightly tapping the little Lightening bolt in the lower right corner of the LCD screen and repeat as necessary until the yellow lightning bolt on the left side of the screen either has a red circle on it w/ a light through it (off) or a capitol A beside it (auto). I prefer auto, because I take most of my photos outdoors and it's hard to tell if a flash is necessary under a tree when its really sunny, or on a really cloudy day @ the beach...(sunny day in the shade-flash. Cloudy &rainy beach? No flash, not ever!) There is a problem w/ the cameras flash system though, you can set it on auto thinking that you can just click away & let the camera handle the flash like you can on most cameras, but the Vivitar almost always has to have the flash reset after every single photo, but then every once in a while it stays on the same setting all day long!

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 23, 2013


yup, your batteries are dead, buy new ones.Old ones are not holding a charge

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Feb 09, 2013


how to create an ftp server.give me step by step process.and how to configure the router . i have a static ip.i created it but it opens only in my lan....plz help me to open in outside yhe ruter..i have tata broad band...

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Aug 04, 2012


The T328 is designed primarily as a still camera. As such it records images not sounds. You can add a soundtrack using video-editing software on a computer, but the audio must be recorded on some other device.Sorry if that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's the way it is.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Aug 04, 2012


Sound like a malfunctioning CCD-image sensor. Rare, but possible problem with your LCD screenviewer... in both cases (LCD or CCD) this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your technical service.
I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

I know that this isn't a good news; just keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment. Have a nice weekend and thanks for using FixYa.

Jose.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Oct 15, 2011


Sorry....the "cheaper" Vivitar cameras do not have provisions for a microphone. So..."silent" movies.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Sep 28, 2011


You can download the manual from the manufacturer's web site at
http://www.vivitar.com/files_products/9/ViviCam%20T328%20User%20Manual.pdf

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Aug 28, 2011


If you're asking about changing the date on the camera, [ress the HOME button to bring up the main menu. Touch the pliers-and-screwdriver icon to bring up the setup menu. Touch the down-arrow until you see the "Date" option. Full instructions are in the "Date" section of the manual (page 42). If you need a manual, you can download one at
http://www.vivitar.com/files_products/9/ViviCam%20T328%20User%20Manual.pdf

If you're asking about the date stamp on photos you print, please refer to the documentation for whatever program you're using to print. If you can't find it, please feel free to reply to this post and specify the program.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jul 10, 2011


Hi,

You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view this manual. Download Adobe Reader

Hope this helps. Kindly let me know if you have any difficulty in downloading the manual.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on May 13, 2011


I would suggest that you instead download and install Google Picasa ans use that to manage and retrieve images from your digital cameras. I would not suggest using the software that came with the camera.
http://picasa.google.com
Picasa is a superior photo management and retrieval program to anything else available for free from the Internet.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on May 08, 2011


It sounds like a White Balancing problem. I'd guess if it's set on Auto WB, then you'll need to do it manually. Some digital cameras tend to produce that blue tint when left to white balance themselves.

It tells you all about the White Balance functions from the user manual. If you don't have that, you can find a copy on the THIS SITE. The WB selection button is above the OK button and I believe you change the selection with the control dial on the top of the camera.

Like I said, it's probably set to Auto WB. Try to avoid using this setting and set the WB manually - you'll usually get better results. The blue tint with Auto WB is a common thing to happen in many makes of cameras - I've come across quite a few people complaining about it in the past.

In this brand, isnt' rare hear this: vivitar-vivicam-v7022/

Hope helps.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on May 04, 2011


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous interiors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particles that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 25, 2011


Try this:
http://www.vivitar.com/files_products/9/ViviCam%20T328%20User%20Manual.pdf

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 08, 2011


You can download the manual here
Instructions for battery & type should be included.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 04, 2011


Yes, you may use SDHC cards up to 8GB in size.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Mar 29, 2011


How old is the battery? If the battery is refurbished or old it might just not charge anymore.

Also, do you have a separate charger for the battery? Many cameras do and that is how they charge, not when the battery is still in the camera.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Mar 19, 2011

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