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Please help! I have an optimus 5 in 1 camcorder. when I film or take pictures, the images are dark. how can I lighten up the screen. I have my instuction manual, but there is nothing on it about how to do so. Can you please help? Thank you.

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Re: please help!

Check your settings.(the middle button on the screen part. make sure it is set to manual or if you need to change it to the kind of light you are using.

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