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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

Well after looking at the manual, it is of no help but the pictures show it hinging open. Try pressing down and sideways along the compartment door from hinge line to outer edge. It it slides, it should unlock.

Read reviews that indicated Vivitar customer support told an owner to visit a camera shop. Manual is on the CD included with the camera.

Good luck.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Dec 24, 2019

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

The ViviCam does not record any audio. You can add a soundtrack using video-editing software on a computer.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Nov 20, 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


The reason you get no sound on playback of videos is that this camera has no Microphone. This is one of the most disappointing features of the camera as whilst it has video capability it has no ability to record Audio.

Vivitar have omitted this feature on several models to keep costs down and unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it in terms of adding audio.

If you have a video editing program on your computer you may be able to add a voice over or a soundtrack to the video by using this method but no original audio can be recorded.

Hope this clarifies the issue. Thanks for using FixYa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Oct 03, 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

Yes, it's possible to recover photos from camera, the best way is to use a camera recovery software like asoftech photo recovery, you can follow this tutorial
Recover deleted photos from camera

hope this helps.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Sep 24, 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 . 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.

Cindy Wells

Vivitar Cameras | Answered on Sep 01, 2019


The MSDC error is to do with the memory card having bad sectors or has become corrupt.

Basically you have to reformat the card to get it working or take the card out of the camera and put it in a card reader and see if you can get the computer to recognize the card that way.


Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Jul 17, 2019

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