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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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Re: Menu items revert to default after removing battery

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.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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DatelTime Settings
1) Set the Power Switch 4D to "1M!" while pressing
down the Lock Button (I) located on the switch.
2) Press the MENU Wheel 0 in. The Menu Screen
3) Rotate the MENU Wheel 0 to select
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