The date and time have to be set everytime I turn the camera on. The light does not work and the remote does not work. I have replaced the remote battery. This camera has just returned from JVC where other faults were fixed.
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Re: date and time etc
The CR2025 Lithium battery, holds the date and time in it's memory and is neccassary for the remote control to work.
The CR2025 Type Lithium battery needs replacing.
That should sort it.
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To set the time / date stamp you'll need your remote control and you'll need to hook it to a TV with AV inputs. Be sure to correctly select the AV input the camera is plugged into. This is the most overlooked step that causes a lot of users frustration.
I've attached a YouTube video on how to accomplish the time/date setting.
Hi, yes, there is a small coin memory battery, usually something like a CR3032 lithium battery. Turn off the camera and insert a new 'coin' battery (correct side up). Close battery cover, turn on camera and go to menu and set time and date. It should remember the time and date for a year or two, provided you put a regular battery on the camera on a regular basis. Also note, some older Sony cameras allow you to set it so that it shows only the date for the 1st 5 seconds when you first turn on the camera that day, then shuts it off unless you want it to superimpose the time and date on the video. Good luck, and let me know if this solves your problem. John
I am grateful to Mr. beck ham for his fix involving the date and time. I read his answer and realized that I, too, left my camera on a shelf for a long time and I also didn't have a lithium battery installed.
When reading about his proposed solution, I knew that I didn't have a DV cable. I also knew that my computer doesn't have a DV port and so I would to buy a card, plus a cable. This was going to get expensive.
I called Samsung. They acted like the camera would have to be sent in for repairs of course. 110.00. No thank you.
Then an idea came to me. If the issue had to do with the date and time being lost because of not having the lithium battery, maybe if I put a battery in, it might solve the problem. But didn't seem likely.
Before going to the store to get a battery, I thought what the heck... I'm going to go into the menu settings and set the date and time. Can't hurt.
Guess what? My viewfinder and LCD screen are working now! I didn't have to connect my camcorder to a computer to reset anything. All I had to do was set my date and time!
Firstly you need the remote control that came with your camera (RMT-814).
Switch on your camera to VCR mode. Then on the remote, press the Data Code button (and of course, point the remote towards your camera). This should display the date and time in the bottom left of the screen.
It should display the appropriate date and time for each bit of recorded video.
There is a built-in rechargeable battery in the camera and after approx 3 months it will be completely discharged if the camcorder is not used. To recharge: Connect camcorder to wall outlet using the supplied AC Adapter with the power switch turned OFF for more than 24 hours. (To keep the internal batter charged, try to plug the camera in every couple of months or attach a fully charged external battery for at least 24hrs). To set the clock: Set the power switch to CAMERA and then press MENU. Turn the dial to select CLOCK SET, scroll to the toolbox looking icon -it may say DEMO MODE next to it. Then press the dial. Turn the dial to select the desired year, month, day and then pressing the dial to set each as you go. For the tape speed go to Menu settings scroll to find Tape settings (TAPE SET), select REC MODE and from there you can change the tape speed from SP to LP. Hope this helps. I have the Sony Digital 8 HandycamDCR-TRV250 I purchased about 3 or 4 years ago (700x digital zoom etc).
Hi, to set the time or date, first press the MENU button (beside the DIRECT DVD button). Nudge the joystick to the left to select which settings you want to edit. Then go up until you reach the general options. Nudge the joystick right. Move the joystick up until you see "CLOCK ADJUST". Here you can set the correct time. The light is really easy to access. In the shooting mode (where you are seeing live video from the lense), nudge the joystick down. The light should come on. Nudge it down again to put it on Auto. It will turn on/off depending on the lighting. Nudge it down a third time to turn it off. Hope this helps!