Having problems with your Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera ?

Manual setting is not working, all the pics are too dark?????

\015 I was recently experimenting with my new camera, Canon rebel xsi, while taking pics of fireworks at night and I some how goofed up my settings. When I put the dial on M all of the pictures are dark, almost black even if there is light (i.e, a pic on any other setting is fine just not on M). I have tried adjusting the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperature ---nothing works, Also the exposure rating (-2 to +2 scale thing) is on -2, which I know means that it is not taken the best photo and I cant get it off of there......any ideas???? I am afraid I really messed it up, however, like I said its fine in any other setting. I even tried using the flash and its still dark...I didnt know if there was a way to restore the "factory settings" or if anyone knew what to set the M at for "normal."\015\012Thanks!\015

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To reset the settings, push the menu button, then move to the third yellow settings square. Go to clear settings, and that will reset the factory settings. I hope this helps.
I think your camera is fine. The part where you said that the exposure rating was on -2 pretty much gives you the solution. In other words, these settings were somehow changed. The fix is simple. In M or manual mode, with your right thumb, press the tiny round AV button located just outside the upper right-hand corner of the LED screen. While keeping this button pressed, using your right index finger (second finger) adjust the little wheel (located just above and behind the shutter) to the right or left until the exposure is set to O. Now the M setting should be back to normal. Even if you switch to another shooting mode and revert back to M mode, the settings should be retained.
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