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Sony® camcorders nowadays have a built-in rechargeable battery for retaining time, date, and other settings. Since the built-in rechargeable battery is not removable, current camcorder models can only be returned to the original factory settings by pressing a small RESET button on the camcorder.
Older-model camcorders (prior to the year 2000) do not have a built-in rechargeable battery or RESET button, and require a manual power reset.
IMPORTANT: To determine whether or not your camcorder has a RESET button, or if model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product. Manuals are available online in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty
section of the Sony® eSupport Web site.
Follow the appropriate procedure below for your camcorder.
Using a RESET button
- Locate the RESET button on the camcorder.
- Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds.
- After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.
Performing a manual power reset
- Turn off the camcorder.
- Disconnect AC power adapter.
- Remove the battery pack.
- Remove the lithium button-cell battery.
- Move the POWER switch to the CAMERA position for 15 seconds.
- Move the POWER switch to the OFF position.
- Reinsert the lithium button-cell battery.
- Reconnect the AC power adapter or reinsert the battery pack.
- Turn on the camcorder.
If your camcorder is experiencing an issue and the issue is not resolved by performing the appropriate reset procedure above, then service may be required. The Sony® eService Web site at http://eservice.sony.com/
can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.
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