Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 8400 Digital Camera ?

I am getting a 'COACH TEST' screen when I turn my camera on with several menu items to select below the message...on the bottom of the screen it reads "Only for expert!!!" Can someone help...it's a new camera and I can not get off this screen and I do not know what it means.


Answers :

The Shutter switche is stuck pressed on the circuit board .This is caused by the shutter button being pressed to hard or camera being dropped onto button.The switch can be desoldered and replaced.
\015\012But good soldering skills are required.to remove the circuit board you will have to take out all the screws on the back of the camera.Then push out battery compartment hindge pin from the top down.the back cover will now lift off.take out two screws left hand side of board.and remove small screw inside battery cover next to the usb connection.You can now gently lift out the circuit board.the broken button is the top right.which lines up with the take picture button on top.this needs to be replaced because it will be concave and stuck in.desolder the switch and solder on a new one.opening the camera will void your warrenty.However so dose dropping it.Ebay sell the Tactile switch
Try this...remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on.
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