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Have to reset camera every time i change the batteries why is the camera loosing its settings. is an internal battery failing

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Found out there is a battery on the board inside the camera (inacssebile) so will have to put up with the problem for now

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I am listing this tip for the Nikon Coolpix 995, but the tip is valid for all Nikon Coolpix models.

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The internal memory is maintained by an internal rechargeable battery, that is recharged from the main Li-Ion battery.

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F

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