Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 3915 Digital Camera ?

Vivitar Digital Camera 3915 wont turn on!!


\015 I have a vivitar 3915, it will not switch on at all, only ahve taken about 10 pictures since i bought it in december. Tried new batterieis stil not joy..help! Any suiggestions welcome or where we can get it repaired?\015\012\015\012David Evans\015

Answers :

My boyfriend got a new camera for graduation and gave him meh his vivitar vivicam 3915 It will eaither cut on then cut off a few seconds later, not cut on at all, or come up with the home screen then cut right back off...I've taken about 9 pics on it and all of those were just seeing if it was working those times when it turned on..it has brand new batterys in it and still nothing please help me...I need new pictures =[
The main reason for this problem is the design of the contact plates for the batteries terminals. From inside of the battery compartment lid, you can find two tiny prong shape metal spring. One has small pieces of plastic guides for holding the positive terminal in place. \015\012 \015\012The problem can develope pretty early, depends on how often you open the lid. That spring like metal piece is too delicate to be shifted out of place, even just a very, very slight shft can rest the tiny plastic pieces at the tip of the prong to rest on top of the battery terminal.\015\012 \015\012Using some kind of batteries with bigger, or not too round terminals can contribute to the same problem, even the metal prongs are not shifted.\015\012 \015\012Solution:\015\012 \015\012Check the available batteries that you have, and use those with smaller terminal tips to power the camera. If still not turning on, then the prong(s) might be shifted a little bit.\015\012 \015\012It is hard to check if the prong tips are fully in contact with the battery terminals, because after you push down the lid, it needs to be pushed in to lock. So you can only see they are good in contact before fully pressed down and pushed in.\015\012 \015\012One of the best way is to use some kind of tools to remove the tiny plastic pieces at the tip, but make sure the prong tips still be able to get in contact with the terminals. \015\012 \015\012I, myself just remove the two spring prongs and cut a piece of copper (the old metal tie for electric wiring) a bit longer then the inner length of the lid across, bent the copper strip slightly and sit it on top of the metal door glider. Press down to ensure the ends of the coppper strip touch and stay firm to both inner ledges of the lid.\015\012 \015\012Now, before closing the lid. Cut a piece of plastic (from a ziploc bag) to a size that fits to be slid between the copper strip and the metal door glider. This forms a isolation between the two meatl pieces, the reason is the rubbing of the two metal pieces, if in contact, can cause the batteries installed to be drained faster than to power up the camera itself. This is important, or you will have a new problem with the camera.\015\012 \015\012Finally, as long as you know what you want to do is to ensure a good contact of the prongs and the terminals. You may fine tune and use some other materials to achieve the goal.\015\012 \015\012Your camera might have a different fault developed other than the above findings of mine that is the cause of not powering up.\015\012 \015\012Good luck,\015\012Paul
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Vivitar ViviCam 3915 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My camera wont turn on - Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera


Have you completely charged the camera? Try removing the battery and place it again closing the battery door properly. If its a Megapixel camera, attach the camera to your computer and see if you get MSDC on the LCD screen. Ask for a replacement only ... Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera

I am having a problem with my vivitar digital camera. i wont allow me to take pictures. i can still download the pics that were on there onto my computer and it still turns on but it wont take pics. i have tried to change batteries but it didnt help.


It probably needs a memory card-did you make sure there was one in there because most digital cameras need a memory card ... Vivitar ViviCam 6326 Digital Camera

My vivitar s830 wont turn on - Vivitar ViviCam S830 Digital Camera Black


... Vivitar ViviCam S830 Digital Camera Black

Lens error my camera keeps saying lens error and then shuts off My Kodak M753 digital camera is telling me "lens error: 1,1,5,1,0,0", how can I fix this? - I have no proof of when I bought it, so a refund is out of the question. my camera was covered by luggage and now when i turn it on, it says lens error I dropped my digital camera just recently back in October and all of a sudden when I turn the camera off the lens is still out when it's suppose to be in... I really don't know how that hap


This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

Vivitar Digital Camera 3915 wont turn on!!


My boyfriend got a new camera for graduation and gave him meh his vivitar vivicam 3915 It will eaither cut on then cut off a few seconds later, not cut on at all, or come up with the home screen then cut right back off...I've taken about 9 pics on it ... Vivitar ViviCam 3915 Digital Camera

Wont turn on - Vivitar ViviCam 5024 Digital Camera


Clean the battery terminal or charge the battery full ... Vivitar ViviCam 5024 Digital Camera

It wont turn on with brans new batteries - Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera


New cameras and devices in general, usually have small plastic or tape on the batteries that you must remove before the first use.also, sometimes the batteries do not come pre-charged, and require a long charge time before the first use. ... Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera

Wont turn on. - Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera


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 t ... Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera

Why wont my vivicam 3780s webcam turn on - Vivitar ViviCam 35 Digital Camera


Is the vivicam 3780s compatible with vista please ... Vivitar ViviCam 35 Digital Camera

Problem for Polaroid 1533 Digital Camera The battery is fresh and fully charged but still the camera wont turn on. Ehen we try to turn on the camera, it blinks with green but then turn off the camera. There are chances that we can turn on the camera but when we try to off it and then afterwards use it again, it goes back with the problem of not turning on.


... Polaroid I533P Digital Camera

My kodak easyshare MD853 digital 8.2 camera has some problems.. When I turn it on it says: lens error message 122,1,0,0 and the zoom will not retract back into the turn off position.. I called Kodak & it's still under warranty however they say if it's something that not under warranty they will charge me anyway... I bought insurance through Target as well & they referred me to kodak. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix my camera?


My camera i dropped it and it was off and i waiting a few minutes and then picked it up and tried to turn for a photoshoot and the dum camera wont work now it says a lens error and it wont come up or anything, so i dont know what i should do ... Digital Cameras

My Vivitar Vivicam 8025 Digital Camera turned on once but it had a low battery so I turned it off and charged it over night with the wall charger...now it will not turn on at all. It is a brand new camera.


It is battery problem,batterydid not get charged well.replace with a new battery ... Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera

I have an australian version of the canon digital ixus 70 camera and the bustards wont fix it cause they say it has sand in it ??they choose the easy way out this is still under waranty. Anyway the camera wont turn on on a fully charged battery the camera is just dead i cant see what sand has to do with it??? .after they take your money they dont want to know you???buy the way i am from australia any advise would be very thankfull bye


Ok try this, maybe they've got tired of taking easy money of $90 for the fix\015\012\015\012This is not a joke........\015\012Use a can of compressed air and blow around the lens while it is extended. Even if the lens wont extend st ... Digital Cameras

My canon digital rebel (ds6041) wont turn on. I have already replaced the battery 4 times with new ones. All fully loaded. still doesn't turn on. I have taken out the mini battery inside the camera, on the internet it said that the camera then would reset itself, still doesn't turn on. Who has an idea, because I don't want to sent it to a reparation store.


... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

My camera is a vivitar pink (MID0050609) and it wont turn on, unless i plug it it to my charger and when i do the light on the left is red and it just blinks then flash a blue screen turns on that says MSDC what do i do so i can turn my camera on?


MSDC is not a problem code. It is normal, the camera is informing you that it's connected to a computer. At this point you should see a new "drive" show up in my computer to transfer pictures.\015\012Have you tried turn ... Digital Cameras

Lens error my camera keeps saying lens error and then shuts off My Kodak M753 digital camera is telling me "lens error: 1,1,5,1,0,0", how can I fix this? - I have no proof of when I bought it, so a refund is out of the question. my camera was covered by luggage and now when i turn it on, it says lens error


It could be jammed or when you turn it on, your finger or somthing is in way of it opening all the way. ... Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera

Our Camera was dropped and the lense was out while it was dropped. The lense now appears to be bent in a downward direction and wont retract in or out. The camera did a series of beeps and turned off. Now wont do anything and we are not even able to connect to the computer to download the pics that are on there. Does anyone have any suggestions of fixing this ourselves or if not what we might expect to pay for a repair of this issus? PLEASE HELP!! Olympus FE-360 Digital Camera Purcharsed in Dec


I had a similar problem with my FE 280. I just used a pair of plyers and gently straighten the lens and it works fine. You are going to pay to fix it more than the camera is worth so no harm in trying ... Olympus FE-360 Digital Camera

My lens on my kodak easyshare m580 digital camera is stuck open and as extended as it could be. i've dropped it and that's what made it do this. i cant turn my camera on or off but when it gets turned on the inside of the camera makes a rough noise and the lens wont go back inside.


... HP Photosmart MZ67 Digital Camera

Sanyo E1075 Digital camera was drop while turned on . One picture was taken then camera shut off not retracting the lens. Lens is still not retracting and camera wont turn on.


Without opening the camera. I can say there might PCB contents broken or lens barrels problem ... Digital Cameras

Digital camera the lens of my digital camera wont go in and when i try to turn it on it will be on for 2secs and go off again .what should i do


My digital camera wont turn on and the leds is stuck out and it wont go back in i thought the bat. died so i put new ones in to the cam but it still wont work can anyone help me please i need my cam for my prom on the 23 of may. thanks katie ... Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

Cant turn on sound on vivitar camera - Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera


There is no sound to be turned on. The Vivicam 8018 does not record sound. ... Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera

Mustek GSmart S50 Digital Camera wont turn on. Cant seem to charge the Li-ion battery. LCD Display wont turn on. Looking for suggestions to fix it, e.g. does a service manual (possibly downloadable) exist for it or are there any sources that it can be sent to for fixing?


Base from the description of your problem this is a clear sign of a bad battery, that;s why the camera wont power On since the battery wont charge, so if you have a replacement battery there that should correct the problem on this camera. You can by ... Mustek GSmart S50 Digital Camera

Digital camera new batt. and it wont turn on - Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera


Same camera same problem. Lets start a list to get this item recalled. ... Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera

I have a Polaroid digital camera !533 and it wont turn on. it worked fine untill i let my little sister use it now whenever i turn it on, the green light comes on it makes a noise, and the blue background comes on and the camera pops out but then it just shuts its self off, how do i fix it? the batteries are new, and she didn't drop it cause i was sitting right next to her when she was using it... whats wrong with it!?! it's new, it should still be working.!


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\012\01 ... Polaroid I533P Digital Camera

My my sony digital camera wont turn on - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera


1. Please make sure that you're using the fully charged battery.2. Try resetting the Camera. To reset the Camera, remove the battery from the Camera, press and hold the Power button for 30 seconds and then, reinsert the battery.3. Please ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3592 seconds