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Date and Time

The date and time on the camera is always inaccurate, despite me always having batteries in it. I change the date often but it always runs behind after a couple of days. Very frustrating for storing and renaming my files according to date! Thanks.

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  • Skye MCCCC Jan 19, 2007

    Thanks Jeap. Do you know if its an easy thing to fix yourself or is it best left to a professional? I know 3 other people with these cameras and all of them do the same thing!
    Thanks for your help :)

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The main board of the cameras as a small battery on her, and if that battery, is damaged that will hapen (losing date and time)

Posted on Jan 19, 2007

  • Jose Pais
    Jose Pais Jan 19, 2007

    well i don´t know if u can find that kind of battery on the electronic shops, cause it´s just like a watch battery but it´s recharchable, if u find it it´s pretty easy to replace but u will need to open the camera and use solding stuff.

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