Vivitar slide printer problem! : LUSENET : polaroid transfers : One Thread

I so glad I found this place!

I have 2 Vivitar Instant Slide Printers. I've used both of them in the past but they have been unused for a few years until I recently got them out and both of them have the same problem.

With fresh batteries, I turn it on and the flash charges and the ready light comes on. When I press the shutter release( big blue) nothing happens. No flash, no click, not a thing. Both of them worked fine the last time I used them.

Any thoughts? Thanks jason

-- Jason (, March 20, 2003


did you try replacing the bulb? i have a vivtar slide printer and the switch is busted. i cant find a replacement anywhere!

-- (, March 29, 2003.

No need to bother with another bulb. This was just happening to me, as well. I finally got it to work. When the slide is in place, try moving it around a bit. This seemed to get mine working again. There must be soemthing inside that needs prompting.

Good luck!

-- Katy (, April 03, 2003.

Moving the slide around in the slot vigorously got me past you very same problem. Thanks to the guy who answered your question. I think he is right about a slide sensor to enable a firing. After a couple of work, no-work attempts, it felt like a spring kind of sensor is on the right side of the slide slot. I tapped the slide against it repeatedly, and never had a problem since. Thanks for everybody's questions and answers. Ahhh, the power of the internet....

-- Ben Robbins (, May 22, 2003.

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