How to Reset a Flip Camera

A Flip video camera's small size means that it can go almost anywhere in a pocket or a purse. And its USB drive allows you to plug it into a computer and upload photos and videos easily. Sometimes, however, the camera can freeze, so it is important to know what steps to take to reset it.

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Hold the power button down for 10 seconds

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Check and see if the camera has unfrozen

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Power the camera off and leave untouched for about 15 seconds.

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Turn the camera back on and ensure that it is working properly. If it is not, you must proceed to Step 5 for a “hard reset.”

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Take a pin or the point of a thumbtack and press it into the tiny reset hole near the camera’s tripod mount. This should reset the camera without affecting any of the video footage recorded with the camera.

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Call the manufacturer at the phone number listed on the directions if the camera remains unresponsive after the hard reset.