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Turning off nightshot

I pushed a button by mistake and nightshot went on. I checked all the settings and they all say "Nightshot:off What am i supposed to do?

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Re: Turning off nightshot

Maybe your blacklight is on. Hope that helps.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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3. To cancel the NightShot mode, Slide NIGHTSHOT to OFF.

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1. Let us try to reset the Camcorder and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

2. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD screen of the Camcorder.

3. The Camcorder should be switched ON when you reset the unit. Press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object.

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