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Date and time won't save

When I remove battery or power, the date and time and other setups are not saved. The factory settings kick in.

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  • Albert1987 Jun 14, 2008

    Thanks. Do you know where the backup battery is? It is for a Sony CCD-TR96 Handycam Video 8 mm.


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Back-up battery is weak, replace it with new one. its small coin size battery inside a cover some where in ur camera. find it n replace it.

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