20 Most Recent Vivitar ViviCam 5386 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


You can download the user manual from
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Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Nov 08, 2014


Your card has likely failed. If you have information on it you should use recovery software to recover the data and then throw away the card. :( Diane NYC Photo Safari

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on May 07, 2014


Can you get to a menu? if you can get to your menu then turn the screen brightness up. IF you can't even see the menu then the screen has failed and will need to be replaced or repaired. Diane NYC Photo Safari

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Apr 30, 2014


You can often successfully recover deleted files from a PC, phone or camera memory card or USB Memory stick, it just depends on what's happened since the files were deleted.When you delete files the data itself isn't deleted, just the index entry that says where the data for those files is located. The space containing the deleted files is also now marked as free space so it is available to the system for any new files to be written there instead. If and when that happens, then it becomes too late to recover your deleted files so it is very, very important to not save any new files or data to the device concerned.If the deleted files are on a memory card or USB memory stick, just don't save any new files to it. One of the easiest ways to see if you can recover deleted pictures is to try some photo recovery software. Recommended this photo recovery as it saved my life many times.http://www.asoftech.com/apr/

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jan 17, 2014


First, make sure that the new memory card does not have the protect tab in the lock position. The new card must be unlocked and formatted before your camera will be able to use it. Also, make sure that the size card that you have purchased has not over shot the ability of your camera. I think that a 2 GB card is as large as you can use. Just because the card fits into the slot does not mean that the camera will address it!

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jun 27, 2013


You don't need a driver.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 you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on May 06, 2013


Are you sure it's an SD card, 2GB or smaller? The 5386 won't work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

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


You can use some camera recovery software to get back pictures erased from camera. You can refer to this tutorial that helped me beforeRecover pictures from cameraYou can view this camera video recovery tutorial that helped me before

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Feb 17, 2013


You may download a copy of the manual here.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Mar 01, 2012


Hi Don:
We have find two choice to doanload this document with information about Vivitar ViviCam 5386 Digital Camera:
- filedetail.php/vivitar-vivicam-5386-manual-eng-zip

The second choice is contact us in this link or clicking over image to send download instructions: Digital Cameras User Manual

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Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Oct 27, 2011


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

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 you can use any photo cataloging program.

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


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Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Aug 16, 2011


According with the conditions to take a pic, could be select the next choice...

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I suggest download and check this User Manual for this and other details: Vivitar ViviCam 5386

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Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jul 05, 2011


Your lens mechanism is damaged. It is cheaper to replace the camera than it will be to repair it.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jul 01, 2011


Your camera almost certainly has a lens error, this is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the Vivitar service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras with lens errors and is not model-specific.

If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera, or at least are able to use the information to help decide whether to buy another camera. If you do decide that you have to throw your camera away then don't forget to remove the memory card as it can be used in other devices. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you and any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome.

Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jun 18, 2011


Consider NOT using the USB cord.

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 you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

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


The 5386 works with MMC and SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible. You need to use cards 2GB and smaller.

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


Lens stuck, is common defective that need new lens unit replacement or just repairable.

Causes of a Lens Error: There are a number of ways with which a lens error can be caused. Particulates might have managed to get into the mechanical bits that allow the lens to retract, a purely physical interference with the lens mechanism. If the camera was dropped, especially while the lens was extended, there's a pretty good chance something might have been knocked loose, such as the guide pins upon which the lens withdraws and retracts.

How to Repair a Lens Error: As scary as a lens error might seem, there are some easy fixes. Before trying any of them out, however, first take a good long look at your camera warranty and maybe have a chat with the company. If the lens error will be covered under the terms of the warranty, go for it. Even some of the simple fixes mentioned below might void the camera warranty. Frankly, however, it's unlikely that a lens error will qualify for the warranty.

Additional details could find in this article link: fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html


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Vivitar ViviCam... • Answered on Jun 03, 2011

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