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How do I hard reset a Vivitar DVR 980 camcorder?

After turning on the unit, I can see the backlight on the LCD turn on. The actual icons and stuff flash on for a second then go away. I can still see the backlight, I can press buttons on the LCD touchscreen and hear responsive feedback, but nothing is shown on the LCD from this point. I'd like to try hard resetting the camcorder to see if that helps.

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sorry to say but the problem of your camera is the ccd image sensor....go to a service center for replacing it...

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You may have to do a hard reset. You hold one finger at the power and the other hand hold your stylus and his reset. This technique is applied to most PDA.

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SOURCE: PRESS THE RESET SWITCH error message

Same here also. PV-GS9

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SOURCE: help,,, camcorder when turn on says "to service " and turns off

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Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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SOURCE: help,,, camcorder when turn on says "to service " and turns off

after reading the above solution, a few swift taps to the bottom got it to work. I guess it is just be careful, but if it happens - show it some tough love

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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