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Old September 8th, 2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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power dial light on permanently?

is there anyway to keep the light on the powerlight on permanently? i hate having to press the button everytime i wanna see something.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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No. It cannot be kept on.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #3
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dammit, maybe on the xl3
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Old September 9th, 2005, 04:54 AM   #4
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Marlon, what exactly are you asking? The camera will stay powered up and turned on for as long as power is provided to it. If there is a tape in the camera, you'll need to set "VCR Stop" in the menu.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 05:52 AM   #5
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The amber power light should stay on continuously while the camera is powered up. I think you're talking about the display light. It can be made to stay on continuously by pressing and holding (latching) the light button for 2-3 seconds and then releasing it. To turn it off just push it again as normal. I think they should have also built in some cool blue, red or white LED lights in the underside of the carrying handle to illuminate the buttons and AE Shift dial on the top of the body.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 07:02 AM   #6
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Oh, okay, the side panel light... yeah, that's described on page 9 of the owner's manual.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 05:10 PM   #7
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Old September 9th, 2005, 06:10 PM   #8
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Oops. Sorry, Marlon. Bad info. Tried to get mine to stay lit one time and couldn't seem to do it so I assumed it didn't... age old lesson: never assume.
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