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Vivitar v3800n battery installation
That camera uses standard button batteries (LR44)
manual found at
Help!!! i have a rented
The battery compartment is on the bottom of the camera. Use a coin to turn unscrew it.
If you need one, you can download a manual from
Can't roll film for double exposure.
After taking the first shot, hold down the Multi-Exposure button while cocking the film-advance lever. This cocks the shutter without winding the film. You can continue to do this for as many exposures as you want. Just don't hold down the M-E button while cocking after the last exposure.
The Multi-Exposure button is the button on the front of the camera just below the shutter release button.
I can't see the meter in the view finder? Is
Yes, the V3800N has an exposure meter.
If the red - lights up, you're underexposed. If the red + lights up, you're overexposed. If the green circle lights up, you're right on. If both the red and green light up, you're within one-third stop of the right exposure.
If you don't see either the green or red lights, then you need batteries. The camera uses two LR44 alkalines or two SR44 silver-oxides. But the only thing that uses the batteries is the exposure meter: everything else on the camera is stil fully functional.
I can not open my camera
Lift up on the film rewind knob to open the back.If you need a manual you may download a copy here
. Film loading instructions begin on page 2.
Just loaded film and cant take picture, its not advancing
You need to add a little more information about what you did exactly. Did you pull enough leader film out? If I had to guess, I would say the film wasn't rolled far enough onto the "advancement reel" so you are not able to advance it because the camera doesn't think it has film in yet.
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