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Maintaining Date/Time I've recently inherited a Fuji E510 camera. Works well enough except that it loses its date/time settings if I take the batteries out for even the shortest period of time (for example, when changing low batteries). I see no reference in the manual for the location of the "keepalive" battery cell nor can I find anyplace on the camera housing that indicates where a keepalive cell would be inserted. This leads me to believe that this camera model either has an incredibly stealth keepalive battery compartment, a defective keepalive capacitor, or has no keepalive circuit at all. Since there is absolutely no reference to this topic in the owners manual, could someone out there advise as to whether I do indeed have a camera in need of repair or just an instance of incredibly shortsighted engineering design? Thanks!

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Re: Maintaining Date/Time

This is case of a 'keep-alive' battery going flat and unfortunately is on the main p.c board and you will have to dismantle the camera starting from the rear to get to it. Located next to the flash main capacitor on the main board.

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