Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera ?
When I turn my camera on everything is black, like the lens cover is on. Everything else seems to be working fine.
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When I turn my camera on everything is black, like the lens cover is on. Everything else seems to be working fine.
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The lens cover does not open. Everything else seems to work fine. Tried new batteries, etc. Any ideas? Thanks!
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