Question about Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
The date and time setting resets itself to 1.1.01 occasionally. Other user settings remain stored. I understand this should only happen if batteries are removed longer than 1 hour. I use the camera daily and batteries are replaced regularly. They sometimes are low power,but, never unusable level. Wondering if there is an internal memory cell going bad.
There is a cmos battery (or a memory battery) on the main circuit that like any battery wears out eventually. If you are familiar with repairing electronic circuits you can get the part from Olympus. There is no part number just "memory battery for C-740" will suffice. Your other two choices are to take the camera to a shop where they can do the kob for you. Don't let them sell you a complete new board, you don't need one. Not for this problem anyway. Or you can ignore the problem and reset the camera (or not)each time you change batteries.
Posted on Mar 31, 2007
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