Vtech Kidizoom digital camera is my daughter’s one of the top favorite toys. She is little young for this digital camera as it is recommended for 3-9 years, but she just loves playing with it. It not only takes good pictures but it lets you to add pre-installed graphics to the photos. It is really a cool feature. Candice loves seeing her photos edited with picture frames.
About last month, the battery went dead finally. I tried to find a way to charge the batteries, but I couldn’t figure out how. I’ve never read the camera manual (you know how guys are :p) nor stored it. It was thrown into my recycle bin the day it was delivered to us.
Then I found a USB port on the VTech Kidizoom digital camera. I thought it was just like other digital cameras. I connected to PC and surely, it gained the power back. I let it charge for the entire day, but after I disconnected the USB connector, the camera went dead again. Hmmm..!?
That was when I found the two screws on the bottom. It doesn’t say anything about batteries on the surface. I forgot this camera was a “toy”. The battery housings in toys are tightly closed with screws, as you may know. I completely forgot about that. So I unscrewed them and found the hidden batteries! Yes..Yes.. they were just regular AA batteries, and of course, made by our good friends from China.
I felt little stupid trying to recharge the digital camera using the USB port, but lessons learned. Anyway, here is how to replace the used batteries for VTech’s Kidizoom digital camera.
VTech Kidizoom – How to Replace the Batteries
Find the two screws on the bottom of the camera
Unscrew the two tiny screws and open the bottom casing
Replace the old batteries with new four AA batteries and close the lid back
That was easy, right?