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Camcorder keeps shutting off when plugged in - how to disable power saver?

I was trying to use my Samsung SC-D3D as a webcam and it was working great except the camcorder keeps shutting off after about 5 minutes even though it was plugged in for power and not running on batteries.

I could find no answer from reading the manual and searching online.

Is there a way to turn off the power saving feature?

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Re: Camcorder keeps shutting off when plugged in - how to...


Simply remove the tape from the camcorder, and it should stay on. If you have a tape in the camera, the auto-shutoff is activated assuming you wish to record to the tape, regardless of the firewire connection to your PC.

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