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Date and time reset at power-on

Every time I turn on my camera, the date and time are reset and I am prompted to set the date and time, again. This also occurs when I switch between photo mode and review mode. While the camera is off, or while I am switching modes, I do not remove the batteries or otherwise "mess with" the camera--it seems to reset itself of its own accord. Any help would be greatly appreciated; having to fix this every time I try to take pictures is very bothersome and I can't seem to find anything from the manufacturer relevant to the problem. Thank you!

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Re: Date and time reset at power-on

Canon point and shoot cameras have an internal backup battery (a very small watch battery sized cell). Look under your battery door - do you see a small tab that has "CR1220" or something like that marked on it? If so - this is your backup cell. Just replace it and you will be good to go. If you do not see this, then the backup battery is buried deep inside the camera and would require full disassembly to replace. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Feb 24, 2007

Re: Date and time reset at power-on

The other reviewer is close but not completely correct.  For the Canon A510 The "date battery" is accessible under a small tab on the side of the camera near where you plug in the communication cable.   (the access point is not inside the main battery compartment, nor is camera disassembly required).   CR1220 is the correct battery for time/date retention.    The instructions for how to do this are in the A510 manual, if your manual is the same issue as mine, you will find the instructions on pages 137-138.   This is something you can do yourself, no need to take it to a repair shop. 

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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Sounds to me that there may be another battery inside the camera that is going bad.

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Have you encounter on your camera that the TIME and DATE are always cleared once you turning ON? Menu of the date setting appears everytime inserting the battery and turing the power ON?

Dont worry the problem of your camera is only a minor. For your technical information, all cameras have a capacitor together with board that provide power to save your date setting or its work as a battery.

Once you open you camera and you found out color green stain can be seen in the part of the said capacitor. You need to clean first by brush and make it sure be gently while brushing the capacitor just to remove the stain.Then try to turn On your camera and set the date and time, after this turn off and remove the battery for a second. Once again put the battery on your camera and turn On. Once you need to set the date again it means the capacitor was damage and need to replce new.

if you have knowledge about repairing electronics what you need to do is remove the damage capacitor and replace it new with the same specifiction and size.

I hope my tips will help you

Good luck and thank you

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