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Date and time etc

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. Please rate this solution

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