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Vivicam x30 error 3

My digital camera keeps displaying an Error 3 message and it will not allow me to take pictures.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    i got the same thing!!!!!

  • sarahbeara22 Dec 28, 2007

    the camera displays error 3 in red and wont let me take pictures, zoom in or zoom out.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    I have the same problem and also sometimes it goes to the vivitar screen and it says lens protection and shuts off

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    Same as you guys , lens protection or error 3 ....BRAND NEW !!!!!
    Guess I take it back ......


  • ognip2007 Jul 15, 2008

    Same exact thing, except it came up after I dropped it (careless mistake)... please help...

  • atrotter Mar 05, 2009

    My lens is stuck in the "out" position, and I have ERROR 3 on the screen... I do believe it was dropped as well. :(

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    I have the same problem it goes to the vivitar screen and it says lens protection and shuts off Have had for over a year cant take it back any way to get through this????

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    ???

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My digital camera keeps displaying an Error 3 message and it will not allow me to take pictures. What does that mean?

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