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Sony Mobile DVD MV-7101 Display is Black and White

My mobile entertainment system is stuck in PAL which causes the display to be black and white and offset horizontal alignment. This happened before and I thought there was something wrong with my system. When it was sent by circuit city to the factory, they returned it saying all that was needed was to put it back into NTSC. I can't remember how to do that this time. Any suggestions?

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Re: Sony Mobile DVD MV-7101 Display is Black and White

Try pressing the arrow up on your monitor while it is on the PAL mode. This is what I just tried on my systema and it switched from PAL to NTSC.

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The Screen is in PAL mode you must push the input button then push the up and down buttons to change between NTSC and PAL you want NTSC

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red – switched 12v such as the accessory terminal of the IGN switch
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