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Menu items revert to default after removing battery

All of a sudden after I remove a battery from the camcorder, the menu settings go to default. Does this machine have an internal battery? Could it have something to do with replacing the Sony batteries with less expensive ones (Synergy Digital)?

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  • stephs50 Nov 09, 2007

    Stored menu selections revert to default after removing battery pack.
    Sony technical says internal battery is soldered to circuit board inside camcorder. To my surprise, he said the battery should be replaced once a year by the Sony service center ($$$$$). He also said the battery is NOT rechargeable! Has anyone replaced the battery themselves? I have an electronics background and am not afraid to get into the guts- but need to know where it is.



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Yes, there is a small internal battery--I need to just be sure that I use or charge a battery on the camcorder at least once every 4 months.

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