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Hack the MD80 firmware to remove the date display

Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010 in Bus Pirate, hacks by Ian

Villamany got a cheap MD80 video camera from eBay. It has a really annoying feature, it prints the date on the video with no apparent way to disable it.

Armed with a Bus Pirate, he dumped the firmware, removed the date, and reprogrammed the camera. Original in Spanish (machine translation).

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2 Responses to “Hack the MD80 firmware to remove the date display”

  1. tayken says:

    Thanks for the tip! Found one for cheap on Yahoo Auctions and made a bid. :)

  2. sestele says:

    Thanks Ian for taking the time and posting bus pirate hacks. thing like this give me new ideas ;)

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