20 Most Recent Vivitar ViviCam 3705 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

You should be able to format the card in the camera. 8 gig may be too large for the camera.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jan 01, 2018

not enough info, a serial # is unique to YOUR camera. (for tracking stolen goods...) what you need is the model number. is it a vivicam 3705, like the one in the picture? if so, here you go http://www.fixya.com/support/p218408-vivitar_vivicam_3705_digital_camera/manual-15199 ...if not, give me the MODEL number and i will try my best. good luck andy

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 08, 2014

No. You need to get an SD card.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 05, 2014


Its either the card type is unsupported or the capacity (size) of the card is too big.


Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jun 02, 2011

Use the Windows 98 drivers from the download site:


Vista often can use older drivers from earlier versions of windows in an emulation mode.

Good luck on this.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Dec 25, 2010

the camera is to old to see the new card,,all you can do is up-date its programing or find an old card

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Nov 28, 2010

According to the instructions that came with the camera, it states that a maximum of 256 mb memory card is allowed. So, 1G amd 2G memory cards won't work. Like you, I bought a 2G memory card, getting the same message that the card was full so when I checked the manual, I saw my mistake. Live and Learn! I should have checked the manual BEFORE I bought this card. Now I have to go out and buy the 256 mb memory card (and I'll save the 2G card for a new camera that I hope to buy in the future).[email protected]

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Oct 02, 2010


OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.


If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Sep 27, 2010

No. It's not designed for that function and so completely lacks the hardware required to output a live video feed. Almost all other digital cameras have the same limitation.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Sep 25, 2010

plug the camera into the computer via usb cable. Then open up my computer. You should then see 2 new devices listed as drives. One will be the sd card. From what i can tell this device uses windows mass storage device. So you should just see in a drive letter like d:\ is your dvd/cd-rom. So look on the memory card and see what the free space is or what files are on the card. If the card looks full you may need to format the card then try to use it.
If its a micro sd, or just a sd and you have a sd/micro sd card slot on your computer you can actually just plug it in there for the same effect.
one thing to check is make sure since the card is new there isnt a lock on the card. There usually is a little white tab on the memory card. This is a lock to prevent erasing and adding new data. Make sure it is in the unlock position. Please let me know what happens from there and if you need further explanation or assistance please let me know. Thanks, Midwest-tek

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Aug 30, 2010

Max size for the SD card is 256 MB. That's probably why. I just ordered a new card online in 256 MB size.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Aug 18, 2010

Go into the camera menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Aug 10, 2010

you have to download the cd that came with it. then put your camera into it

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on May 12, 2010


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

On the page which opens, click on the "Download" button to download and save the manual.
  • You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 11, 2010

You might have to manually put the card into the computer slot and run the software that came with the camera and format it.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Feb 17, 2010

Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

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Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Nov 25, 2009

try pulling the lense barrel out as you turn it on

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Nov 21, 2009

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