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losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Matthew Max » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:40 am

Why am I all of a sudden losing the settings on my Sony HDR-XR550 camcorder? I take the battery out, and poof! When I turn it on, the settings are gone.

I must've changed something.
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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:33 am

There are two batteries: The one you recharge, that attaches to the outsides of the camcorder -- and an internal battery (very small) that holds your settings for date, time, etc.

If you're losing your settings whenever you remove your battery, I'd check that internal battery.
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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Chuck Engels » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:12 pm

Those batteries need to be replaced sometimes as well, it isn't often but they do go bad on occasion.
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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Matthew Max » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:15 pm

Where in tarnation is that little battery?

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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:16 pm

It's in there some place. Otherwise you'd have lost all your date and time information every time you took your big batteries out.
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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Matthew Max » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:18 pm

Well, now, that is a pretty good point.

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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Bob » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:57 pm

There is an internal rechargeable battery, but it's not a user maintenance item. It's inside the camera body and requires some disassembly to get to it. Sears has parts diagrams for the HDR-XR550V, not sure whether this matches your camera though. The battery is on the electronic viewfinder circuit board (see the diagram for Evf Asy) called out as part BT73, Parts #: 175613412.

Have you tried recharging the internal battery? The user guide says plug the camcorder into the AC outlet using the charging adaptor and let it charge overnight with the viewfinder off.
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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Matthew Max » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:35 am

I took Bob's advice. Looks like my problem is fixed. Thanks, guys.

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Re: losing settings on my Sony camcorder

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:27 am

:SS: Bob, you should really have your own TV show :)
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