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Date/Time I have a brand new 30D and the days of the month only goes up to 12 and then starts back at can this be fixed?

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Re: Date/Time

European and US days/months settings are the opposite way round. You are changing the month setting, hence only 12. you can change the option from dd/mm/yy to mm/dd/yy by selecting the dd or mm and changing it as described on page 39 of the manual available on this link; Hope this helps, please post again if you still have trouble :)

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I have a syntek mini dvr and I need to know how to set time and date

The instructions in the "Time Set" directory on the supplied mini-CD say to run the "time.bat" file, then copy the resulting "time.txt" file to the root directory of the device.
That will not work if your Windows is set to the US locale for date/time! Many other locales probably won't work either. Apparently the "time.bat" file was only developed for and/or tested under the China locale. The resulting "time.txt" file will not be in the proper format nor contain a valid date and time if generated by their "time.bat" in the wrong locales!
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Copy that file (which must be named "time.txt" and nothing else!) into the root directory, then Safely Remove, power it off, unplug it, eject and re-insert the SD card, turn it back on, and press the "Record" button and record a few seconds.
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set b=%date% set yy=%b:~0,4% set zz=%b:~5,2% set dd=%b:~8,2% set xx=%b:~11,3%
Change the last four lines in that group to read as follows (for US dates) - changed digits are boldfaced:
set yy=%b:~10,4% set zz=%b:~4,2% set dd=%b:~7,2% set xx=%b:~0,3%
The syntax "set yy=%b:~10,4%" means "In the variable b (which contains the system date string as assigned in the previous line, "set b=%date%"), start at Character #10 (where the leftmost / first character is considered to be Character #0, not Character #1!), extract the 4 characters beginning with that one, and assign them to the variable yy."
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For most locales, it should suffice to simply change the starting position of the respective substring (the number between the tilde ["~"] and the comma [","]), as I did above.
The %time% string is earlier assigned to variable "a" and broken down into 24-hour hour (hh), minute (mm), and second (ss), but those should be pretty much the same in most locales. The code there shouldn't need to be modified, unless your locale returns %time% in some other format than "" where "cc" is hundreths of a second. Again, the punctuation doesn't matter: it doesn't have to be colons (":"). Only the positioning matters.
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Taken from manual:
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I have a HP 635 which is the third one after the first two were faulty. This model has a known issue where the 'date/time' battery drains power from the main AA batteries until they are flat.

I have applied a solution by Nspektor from FixYa which seems to have fixed the problem: by removing the 'date/time' battery completely.

I would also recommend using 'ready to use' nimh rechargeable batteries (except Energizers NH15-AAs - they discharge quickly in my experience).
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If possible I would return your HP 635 for a refund or at least a store credit, and choose a different camera brand.

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