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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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how to make wireless remote controller work???!!!

A couple months ago, I found the answer to this question, re the little wireless remote controller, on this forum. It was something like: hold down two buttons on the controller, and it will suddenly become operative. But search as I might, I can't find that answer today.
Would someone be so kind as to tell me the secret to making this little unit work?
(the Canon user manual doesn't bother to reveal this rather key piece of information).
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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Re: how to make wireless remote controller work???!!!

As is discussed in my XF305/300 training DVD, one of the thirty possible Assignable Button functions is to turn on/off the remote control. The setting is called "WIRELESS CONTROLLER" Are you sure you have it turned on?

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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #3
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Hi Doug,
Yes I've got that turned on in my camera menu.
As I recall, it was a post two or three months back that said you had to hold down a button (or a couple of buttons) on the remote itself... long enough for the unit to kick in.
I've got the XF100, by the way, in case it makes a difference.
Thanks for the reply, by the way.
It's one of those things. I can get by without it, so it's not all that urgent. But it's weird to have something that just doesn't seem to work without some little bit of voodoo.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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Re: how to make wireless remote controller work???!!!

Hi
There is a little button on the top left of the unit. you must hold down that button & the Zoom button for zoom. To record hit the Start/ Stop button & the little button . I would also check that the battery is installed with the proper polarity& that it is fully charged.

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Old December 6th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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Hi Mike,
I don't have my XF100 with me now (I'm at the airport on my way home from a shoot), but I really appreciate the post. I'd forgotten this information (either the wireless remote buttons aren't intuitive, or I'm not).
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