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It is likely that your card has failed. Take it out of the camera, put it in a reader and plug that into your computer. See if you can view there and remove the pictures to your computer hard disk. If you can not see them there but the computer recognizes the card you will need to use recover software to get your pictures back. Once you have everything throw away the card and get a new one. Unfortunately cards to eventually fail. :(

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


You don't need any software.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Sep 19, 2012


Since the ViviCam 5118 isn't a battery charger, it will take a very, very long time.
The 5118 uses standard AA batteries. If you want to use rechargeable batteries then you much charge them outside the camera using a separate battery charger. Connecting it to a computer through the USB port will drain the batteries even faster, since the camera has to expend power communicating with the camera (even if only to say it has nothing to say).

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on May 08, 2012


That's completely normal. The camera is simply acknowledging that it's connected to a computer. The MSDC will go away when you disconnect.

Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Oct 24, 2020


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Vivitar Cameras | Answered on May 29, 2020


Mostly additional software isn't needed as digital cameras invariably capture and store images in jpeg format that can be downloaded, viewed and stored on any Windows computer and probably most other types.

Connect the camera to a usb port and switch on and the computer should recognise it and provide an onscreen menu. Once connected one of my cameras produces an onscreen menu where I have to select "connect to pc".

An alternative to the above is to remove the memory card from the camera and use a card reader to access the pictures.

The cd supplied with a digital camera is usually photo processing software, the like of which can be downloaded free from many online sources.

Vivitar Cameras | Answered on May 25, 2020


As this forum is for cameras, it is unlikely we can help. Try an alternative forum.

Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Jan 04, 2020


could be a stuck (broken) lens, broken CCD or broken LCD cable. (white light means backlight is working) I would suggest taking it to a repairman.

Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Dec 02, 2019


I presume you mean the software relating to this camera does not install.

Is the software the correct version for your OS ?

Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Oct 30, 2019


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Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Oct 20, 2019


All digital cameras have an internal battery that you cannot change. When the battery fails you have to send the camera in for repairs.

Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


Do you mean the Vivitar ViviCam X014N? If so, the battery compartment is on the right hand side as you look back of the camera with the view screen and menu buttons. The cover on the battery compartment will rotate up from the bottom of the camera when opened. This is shown in the manual although it isn't completely clear. The current link to the manual for the ViviCam X014 is http://www.vivitar.com/files_products/445/ViviCam_X014_Camera_Manual.pdf . See pages 3-4 for the pictures of the battery compartment location. Note: the N suffix refers to the case color. The manual applies to any ViviCam X014.

I hope this helps.

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Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Sep 01, 2019

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