Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 5150s Digital Camera ?

Not able to take pictures

\015 I have a vivitar digital camera, but when I turn it on it says that it is full and I need a memory card to take pictures, it is brand new and I have not taken any? What do I need to do?B\015

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