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Cannot manually adjust or access menu on Sony Dvcam DSR-PD170

I get no response from the camera when I press menu or try to adjust the white balance, iris, shutter speed, gain, or audio levels. I have the Auto-Lock selector set to Auto-lock release (the center setting, not AUTO LOCK or HOLD).
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  • keith989 Jan 15, 2009

    How strange my PD170 has just developed the same problem. I can bring up the MENU pressing the menu button. However the menu wheel dosent work or any of the other buttons on the rear panel.



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You need to set the auto lock to centre position , and then you need to check the camcorder,if still it doesnt work then you need to take the camera to a good engineer for repairs

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