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.
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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.
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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.
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Good day. The BIOS prompts you to press F1 key and reset the time and date in your system. This is caused by a CMOS battery that needs to be replaced in your motherboard which is unable to save the time and settings in your computer. In order to replace the CMOS battery, you must open your computer and in the motherboard you may see a coin cell battery. You can take it out using you hand or you may use a flat screw driver or a knife. Make it sure that when you do the replacement the computer must be turned off. Once you are done with the replacement you may have to go again to the BIOS and reset the settings again including the time and date and it will never prompt you anymore to reset you time and date settings.
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.
yes its possible. Please remove the internal battery once and then put it inside after few minutes. This will reset the date time. while you switch it on once again. it will prompt you to enter new date and time.
Try resetting your camera. In picture taking mode press menu. Go to setup, go up to reset, press right arrow, make sure reset is highlighted and press set.
Then TAKE OUT MEMORY CARD. Go back into menu, go to setup, go up to format, press right arrow and highlight format, press set. Input ur date and time again and then power off and back on. If that doesn't help then you have to send into repairs. 800-706-2534 and keep choosing option 2 and they will tell you where to send it.
PROCEDURE 1. Initialize the system. a) Enter the TEST mode. b) Select "3:ROM UPDATE" and press SET button. c) Next, select "5:SYSTEM INITIAL" and press SET button. d) The following message appears. SYSTEM INITIALIZE START ... PUSH OK KEY? e) Press SET button and System is initialized. "SUCCESS !" appears on the monitor. 2. Write firmware. Update the firmware version" Write the firmware. If the TEST mode boots automatically, change "USB TCC ON" to "USB TCC OFF".
My Kodak camere was really not dropped. I put in new batteries and the camera only gives me one shot and I have to turn it off and try again. I can plug the camera into a charge cord and I can take all the pictures I want. Is it possible the 2 batteries are not enough to power the camera