Having problems with your Vivitar Digital Cameras ?

I bought a vivitar vivicam 5188 and it arrived in the mail today and i cant get the video recording to work. it stops at anywhere between 2 and 25 ish seconds and the second counter stays red but the camera no longer responds to any buttons being pressed. and it will probably stay like that indefinatly. i left it on for 10 mins and came back and it was still just sitting there with the busy light on and not responding. but the picture still moves around when the camera is being moved around. am


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