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Won't work vivitar vivicam 5386 lens error won't open all the way was not dropped batteries have been checked


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Sounds like dirt or something is preventing the lens from opening up. Your best bet is to get a can of compressed air and a fully charged set of batteries and while the lens is oopening, spray the air into the lens opening. If after a dozen tries, then you may need to have the camera checked out. Keep in mind that the cost of a high end tech (taking apart a digital camera is about as difficult as open heart surgery!) may cost more that just buying another one.
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Won't work vivitar vivicam 5386 lens error won't open all the way was not dropped batteries have been checked


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