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Vivitar ViviCam T027 Troubleshooting
Flash Does Not Go Off
Flash does not work when flash button is pressed.
Camera is in Macro Mode
If the camera is in macro mode, the flash will automatically be disabled. Take the camera out of macro mode or reset it to turn on the flash.
Battery is Low
The flash will not work if the battery is low. Try recharging or replacing your battery.
Flash May Need to be Replaced
If the flash still does not work, it may need to be replaced.
SD Card Stuck in Camera
The SD card is difficult to remove or will not remove from the device.
SD card Incorrectly Inserted
If your SD card is stuck in the device, it may have been inserted incorrectly. Try carefully removing the card with tweezers.
Lens Will Not Extend
The Lens will not extend when taking a photo resulting in blurry and unclear photos.
Refresh the Camera to Extend Lens
If the lens is stuck and not extending out, try to refresh your camera. This can be done by removing the SD card and battery. Wait for a bit then reinstall the SD card and battery and power on the device.
Dust and Obstructions Preventing Lens from Extending
Look for dust and other obstructions that may be preventing the lens from extending. To clean this out use a q-tip.
Gently tap the metalwork just in case it got stuck by pressure while in its case. If this does not work, you may have to replace the lens. See how to replace the lens in this guide.
Power Button Does Not Work
Power button does not turn camera on when pressed down.
Camera won’t turn on
If the camera does not turn back on after being shut off, you may have to take out the batteries and reinsert them to power the camera back up again.
“Auto Power Off”
If the camera shuts off automatically, you may have selected the “Auto Power Off” option in order to conserve battery power. To turn this option off, go through the “Set” options until you reach the screen to disable “Auto Power Off”.
If the camera does not turn on, the batteries may be dead. Replace with new AAA batteries and try again.
On button is jammed
If the on button is jammed or broken, you will not be able to turn on the camera. You may need to replace the on button.
The Screen is Broken
You may get a black screen after trying to turn on the camera, which probably means the LCD screen is damaged. Learn how to replace the screen in this guide.
Batteries: Trouble Replacing and Charging
Batteries are not working and will not turn the camera on.
Wrong Type of Batteries
If you place new batteries in the camera but it does not power on, it may be because you are using the wrong kind of batteries. Ni-CD batteries may not be suitable for this device as they have a low voltage. Try using Ni-MH or alkaline batteries instead.