Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera ?

My camera worked one time, the next time, no flash and the shutter will not open



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If this a new camera I recommend taking it back to the place of purchase for exchange, because there is no solution to correct this kind of problem, the shutter is seized and is motor driven making it impossible to correct.
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