Having problems with your Vivitar Digital Cameras ?

My problem is with the vivicam 3188 camera. I cant get the flash to come on. The manual only says it will noy come on if the batteries are needing to be replaced. Well my problem is I bought this camera on line and recieved it about 5 hrs ago and it came with name brand ones. The flash did work earlier. The camera has the flash off icon on. But by the manual the button I need to press to turn the flash on doesnt turn it on. Please help


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Remove the batteries from your camera and the press the power button for few seconds say 20 sec , then release it.. put the batteries back to ur cam n try... tis is how u reset ur camera.... try tis
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My problem is with the vivicam 3188 camera. I cant get the flash to come on. The manual only says it will noy come on if the batteries are needing to be replaced. Well my problem is I bought this camera on line and recieved it about 5 hrs ago and it came with name brand ones. The flash did work earlier. The camera has the flash off icon on. But by the manual the button I need to press to turn the flash on doesnt turn it on. Please help


Remove the batteries from your camera and the press the power button for few seconds say 20 sec , then release it.. put the batteries back to ur cam n try... tis is how u reset ur camera.... try tis ... Vivitar Digital Cameras

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