Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam-X30 Digital Camera ?

Vivicam X30 Problem

\015 Hi. \015\012My Vivicam X30 will not start up. I press the on button and the lens pops out as it should, but then shoots straight back in and switches itself off. I can't even get to the camera menu. \015\012Hope someone can help.\015\012Thanks\015

Answers :

This is most commonly caused by dirt/grit or a power problem.

Try turning the camera lens down and blowing compressed air from a can (keyboard cleaner) or compressor into the area between the lens and the camera. Once you finish the cleaning, hold the zoom button in and power the camera on.

If the above doesn't clear the problem, make sure that your battery is fresh and fully charged. If the battery is more than a year old it probably needs to be replaced.

Finally, check and clean the contacts on the battery and inside the camera's battery compartment. Corrosion builds up on the contacts, especially if a camera is unused for a while, and it's not always visible. Wipe the contacts firmly with a clean dry cloth to remove light corrosion - a heavy buildup may require cleaning with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper. After the cleaning, place the battery back in the camera and give it good charge.

HINT: The battery cleaning also works for cell phones, PDAs, laptops, and other items that use rechargeable batteries. Always check it before you chuck it.

If none of the above work, your camera probably has lens damage that will require a professional repair.

Bill B

Bill B


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