Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 5386 Digital Camera ?

Lens I talked my sister into buying this camera. I am trying to figure out what is wrong. When I turn the power on the lens auto goes in and out 4 - 5 times and then the lcd screen goes blank - black


Answers :

Well, please folks don't use cheap (dollar store) batteries. I changed the batteries out three time with some new ones she gave me (generic) and when I inserted better quality batteries well that solved it!!!
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Vivitar ViviCam 5386 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 :

Lens I talked my sister into buying this camera. I am trying to figure out what is wrong. When I turn the power on the lens auto goes in and out 4 - 5 times and then the lcd screen goes blank - black


Well, please folks don't use cheap (dollar store) batteries. I changed the batteries out three time with some new ones she gave me (generic) and when I inserted better quality batteries well that solved it!!! ... Vivitar ViviCam 5386 Digital Camera

When I switch the camera on the screen stays blank even though the lens comes out, it eventually goes off (with the lens still out after about 40 seconds). I can get the camera to work if I press the green "view" key and then, after the picture appears, press the red camera icon and it will go into auto shoot mode. Happens every time now. I can't take it in under warranty as it was a present and I don't have the receipt unfortunately.


Replace the batteries then check ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

A85 camera LCD shows up with pink and black lines every time a picture is taken. LCD screen displays the camera icons on LCD screen but will not take anymore photo's. Lens used to view picture status prior to photo shot but now, it consistently shows up in black. When a picture is shot, the screen then turns pink and black on the LCD screen.


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

My ex Z1000 wont take pictures. i turn the camera on the lens goes in and out some times it looks like its going to let me take a picture and then the lens closes back into the camera and the screen goes black. It looks like the cameras off but I push the play button on top and it lets me view pictures. I don't think its the lens because the lens seems to open and close fine. Ive only used this camera 3 times and it has been stored safely so Im not sure what happened. It will only let me get int


Your camera problem has the problem chance. Fisrt you should try with full charge battery. sometime weak battery cause also. Second main pcb does not resetting every time after taking picture.\012I hope you luck! \012Would you give more detail pr ... Digital Cameras

Lens error Hello. I've had my camera since October now, and of course it's fallen a couple times or been bumped into things, but it's always worked fine afterwards. But tonight, I had it on my tripod, which apparently isn't as sturdy as I thought it was, because it fell straight forward. My lens fell right on the concrete. It is like, visibly crooked now, not much but you can tell, and every time I try to turn it on the lens tries to extend but then it just stops, the screen goes black for a sec


You will most likely need to send the camera in for service. There really is no way to repair this problem on your own.Since you are not out of your 1 year manufacturer's warranty, you will not yet qualify for the upgrade program, however Canon ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

Lumix fz8 lcd screen - flickering black line and screen goes blank


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera

Powershot A560 I have a Canon Powershot A560 but now when I turn it on it beeps 6 times and the screen shows "canon" in blue but then goes black and says at the bottom "lens error, restart camera". Also, then lens never fully goes in or out. Help.


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

The battery of my samsung s860 was recently dead so i though that was why the lens wouldnt go out all the way. I have tried two new sets of batteries and the camera is reacting the same way. The lense wont go out all the way, a blurry image is projected on the screen then the screen goes black, the green light flickers, it beeps rather obnoxiously three times and the lens retracks again as it turns off. can my camera be resuscitated!?


The drive motor and actuator for the auto focus is defective, this is the most common problem i see after battery issues, yes the camera can be fixed, but here is the deal, they don't sell the parts to fix it to the public, only Samsung ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

I have a Ploaroid iS2132 digital Camera. Every time I try and take a picture the screen goes black and the camera shuts off with the lens extended. I have to cycle the power button to get is to powe


... Polaroid I Digital Cameras

Every time I put the screen facing to me, the screen goes black and everything is on the viewfinder. This does not happen when I take it out to either twist the screen, and sometimes the screen flashes between the LCD and the viewfinder when it is faced me, not being twisted around or faced the other way. How do I solve this?


Canon needs to be called for this at the repairs dept. Here is a link:Canon Re ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

Hi, I have a Canon IXUS 95IS camera.. For some reason, when I attempt to take a photo, the LCD screen isn't displaying what is actually in view? In movie mode it comes up on the screen but when i flick it to Auto or camera mode, the screen goes black and only shows the little icons... Weirdly enough, it still takes the picture but the really annoying thing is it doesn't show up on the screen what you're taking a photo of so it makes it really hard for the person taking the actually photo... can


Ah yes! you have pressed the display button. Turn the camera on and you see the icons in the display, look for the Disp button and press it, the display will cycle through its modes icons, black, image and icons. ... Digital Cameras

Mpvr troubleshoot I have had the mpvr for two months and it has worked fine but i noticed after the last time i charged the battery and turned it on, it brought up the title screen and would go to a black screen as if a lens cap would be on or something. anyways after about ten seconds it will automatically turn off. another thing i noticed is it won't turn on auto when you flip the screen open but that you have to manually push the button open.


I own a DV6800 (european version).\015\012\015\012for the first problem- looks like a weak battery. When the camera was delivered to me, it came with a bad battery and I had it replaced.\015\012\015\012for the second problem- there is a magnetic reed ... Aiptek MPVR Digital Camera

Camera turns on, lens goes out, but it is black, see nothing through it or on lcd screen (yes, cover is off). There is no error messages, still takes pictures but just black. Can view previous pictures on SD card but when move over to camera mode it is just black, everything else seems to be working.


It coud be a very common IRIS/Shutter stuck problem...this has been reported on lot of S3 IS & S2 IS cameras... just search for this on web and you'll find a temporary solution also (related to taking battery out in the middle of taking picture d ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Lens error My zoom will not work. I can take pictures if I don't zoom, but as soon as I try to zoom in, the screen goes black, the camera beeps a few times and a message that says "lens error, restart camera". However, upon restarting the camera, nothing changes - it still won't zoom!. Also, when turning on the camera, when the lens first comes out...it sounds funny, like it is puttering. Help?


Powershot S3 IS: lens error message, lens juddering on startup but not \015\012coming out. Tried all tricks on internet without success, so decided to \015\012dismantle camera. Localised fault to optical position encoder on first \015\012transfer gea ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

My sony I just got a DSC-S40 from a friend. I actually swoped my previous camera for this one. When I switch it on, the lens seems to get stuck and not come out all the way. I makes a grinding noise and does not show any picture on the screen. The flash goes off when I push the button, and the little guide dots on the lcd screen shows, but the the screen stays black. I am able to view the photo's that are on the camera taken before this problem, but am unable to take any photo's now. The shutter


I can fix your camera, it is not an easy thing to post because the post would be forever long....$20 and it would be good as new. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

When I turn the camera on, it buzzes four or five times (a sound I have never heard it make before) then displays "Please turn the camera off and then on again". When I turn it off, it buzzes again two or three times, the screen goes blank, but the lens does not retract. The battery is charged, and the problem is the same whether in picture or display mode, whether plugged into the computer or not.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50 Digital Camera

I have a cannon powershot a85, and I clicked on the site you recommended and learned that it is listed for a free repair if your lcd screen goes black. My camera only recently did this, except i have dropped it before, years ago, but i did not have that problem then. Do you know if they'll still fix it for free, or do you think they'll attribute the blank screen to the slight dent on the camera?


If the drop years ago caused no problem in all this time, it therefore did not contribute to your lcd problem. ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

My canon TX1 is about two years old. I recently went to use it and its not working properly. I can put it in play back mode manual mode or scn mode. As soon as I turn it to auto which I normally use the screen goes black and the power goes off although the lens does not retract. The battery is fully charged. Any suggestions?


... Canon PowerShot TX1 Digital Camera

A few months ago my camera started having problems. no matter how many times i change the batteries, the camera still will not turn on and when it does it flashes a quick image and then the screen goes black and it dies without taking in the lens!!! i am very VERY careful with it and have never dropped it, so i do not understand why it is not working! the Camera is only a year old and i have used it quite a few times and it has never had a problem until now.


Hi,This is a common problem. There is a fault within the lens mechanism. The lens error is common for cameras with telescoping lenses.\015\012 ... Sanyo Xacti VPCS1275 Digital Camera

My G10 lens is sometimes finicky. At times the screen would show static and a purpleish hue (think of a television with the black and white lines). When I adjust the lens, either by pushing up or down slightly, or rotating, everything goes back to normal. However, I have to do this everytime. How can I get rid of this problem?


... Canon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera

The camera shuts down soon after starting. Turn camera on green light flashes. Screen says reading internal or memory card. Reset time date excetra. Screen goes black. Lens does not retract.


Have same camera haen t had that prob sound s like weak batteries go into menu an dsee what its set at and reprogram it to what you want mine never came with the docking station try withou tand new batteries i use rechargable batteries with nicad ba ... Kodak EasyShare DX4330 Digital Camera

Camera Everytime I turn my camera on it comes on, but the lens goes in and out a few times before the screen goes completaly black and says to turn the camera off then back on again, I do, and the same thing happens all over again, not allowing me to take any pictures. However, I can still view the pictures that have been taken...and that are on my memory card.


It a lens misalignment try tapping the lens gently in an opposite direction the camera dropped on and that should pop the gear back into place ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

LCD screen lights when turned on, green LED comes on briefly, then screen goes black. Lens will not retract


... HP Photosmart 945 Digital Camera

Screen stays black when I turn my Olympus 800 on. The lens does come out, when I remove and put back the battery the camera the lens goes in and out and the camera works fine. I have to do this every time I turn the camera on. Can you help?


I've had cameras do that also. Not sure what the problem is, but it's going to need to be serviced to figure it out, it's not a setting problem, or something easy, and my problem was intermittent...so that made it even worse. Today's digital cam ... Digital Cameras

My camera wont take new pictures but i can see the old pictures that i already took. every time i turm the camera on to take new pictures the lens comes out then goes back in and the screen goes blank.


... Digital Cameras
  • 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: 0.3222 seconds