Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera ?

Black screen We are having the problem many others are having on this website. We were in the middle of our trip to Monterey this weekend when the screen went completely black and no more pictures can be taken. We could use the menu & could look at pictures already taken, so we have to conclude that the LCD is NOT the actual problem; however, we aren't sure why we can't take anymore pictures. We dumped all the pictures on the camera onto our computer thinking it might be "full", but still no



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This appears to be a CCD or main board failure.\015\012Nothing you can do.\015\012Check out the Vivitar web site support for the next move\015\012My - guess?\015\012New Camera
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Black screen We are having the problem many others are having on this website. We were in the middle of our trip to Monterey this weekend when the screen went completely black and no more pictures can be taken. We could use the menu & could look at pictures already taken, so we have to conclude that the LCD is NOT the actual problem; however, we aren't sure why we can't take anymore pictures. We dumped all the pictures on the camera onto our computer thinking it might be "full", but still no


This appears to be a CCD or main board failure.\015\012Nothing you can do.\015\012Check out the Vivitar web site support for the next move\015\012My - guess?\015\012New Camera ... Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera

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