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Is there an easy way to reset all settings on camera back to factory default

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Re: Is there an easy way to reset all settings on camera...

Here is the link to the user manual for your camcorder if you need it; There does not appear to be a factory settings reset, however in the manual, all the settings and their preset values are listed. You could try removing all multimedia cards, battery, power supply and leaving the unit for around 3 months! (page 11) to discharge the internal memory cell, or if you feel competent to take the camcorder apart, you MAY be able to remove and replace this battery. Unfortunately I think the resets have to all be done individually, or take the camcorder to a service centre to see if they can discharge the internal memory cell - this is probably not a good idea, dependent on the exact tyoe of cell used. Hope this helps some :)

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hmmm, the only thing i can think of is to try the easy Q mode and see if it works ok , when it is in easy Q mode it puts the video camera at a default setting and you cant change any of the menu options until you take it out of easy Q.

hope this helps

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