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Tuning Up
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Registered: ‎08-12-2013
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How to change the mystery language 'back' to English as I can't read it to correct it

Today I turned on my Sony camera (I've owned for 8 months) and ALL the writing is in Japanese. .. I can't read anything in order to go to menu and change the settings... Please Help! Thanks

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Registered: ‎05-23-2013

Re: How to change the mystery language 'back' to English as I can't read it to correct it

The steps in changing the language setting of the camera will differ depending on the camera's model number. Please provide the model number of your unit so that I could check some information. 

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In addition, the language setting is usually marked by the icon illustrated above. You may try looking for a menu option with this icon and attempt to change to the English option.

 

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Registered: ‎08-12-2013

Re: How to change the mystery language 'back' to English as I can't read it to correct it

Thanks for responding. t--The model no is Sony NEX 5N --made in Thailand--

BRAVO I just looked for the "A" you suggested and even though it was surrounded by Chineses or Jampanese characters, it worked when I clicked it... THANK YOU sooooo much.

Srg Tuning Up
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Registered: ‎01-23-2016

Re: How to change the mystery language 'back' to English as I can't read it to correct it

Hello Sony community,

 

I too have this issue of Japanese language menu after initialization on my Sony ILCE7s (a7s) camera.

 

Problem is after the reset the "A" icon is nowhere in the menu!...-toolbox-page 4

 

NTSC/PAL option also gone!

 

Link to video below shows the how revert to english, but mine differs.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WqCbkmngss

 

Can anyone please help restore the camera menu to english language?

Thank you in advance!

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Registered: ‎07-16-2015

Re: How to change the mystery language 'back' to English as I can't read it to correct it

Hi Srg,

 

Welcome to the Sony Community!

 

We're sorry to hear about your experience. I tested our ILCE7s here and when I checked the option to change the Language, I saw the "A" icon. Have you tried checking other toolbox number instead of toolbox 4, did you check toolbox 3 or toolbox 5?

 

The A icon shows before the language option.

langauge.jpg
langauge.jpg

 

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Best regards,
Zander