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Camera stuck at power on - says set date/time, but buttons don't respond.

Just a quick note to see whether any of you fine folks have run across / solved the following: After not using my camera for a few months, I fired it up, only to find that it shows the last picture I took, along with a dialog informing me that the date/time was not set. None of the buttons seem to work (ie. I can't make a choice to either set the date/time, or skip). The buttons do depress, they just seem to have no effect. The camera does this regardless of whether the memory card is in it or not. New batteries make no difference. Turning the camera on in Playback mode or Camera mode makes no difference. If anyone may have run across this issue or have an idea as to its eventual solution, I'd love to hear it. :)

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Re: Camera stuck at power on - says set date/time, but...

This is a firmware failure. Fuji Technical Support need to know about this. a replacement may be possible.

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

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Hi, I have an nikon coolpix s710...after I set date and time, when I turn off and start again, it ask me if I want to set date and time...please help me to fix this problem because when i start the camera...

1. In Set Up you must select the language you want to use by highlighting it then PRESS OK. If you don't do this then the date/time will not set.
2. When asked to set date and time you must select YES and press OK.
3. After completing each step you must press OK.
4. In the final step you must choose your preferred day/month/year display and then press OK.
If you don't press the OK button at each step the date and time will not set.

Aug 17, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX S710 Digital Camera

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How do I display date/time stamp on samsung s760

Power on camera
Press "menu" button (center button)
Scroll across to setup menu (the cog and wrench icon)
Scroll Down to Imprint
You can choose Off, Date, or Date&Time
Make your selection
Press OK/Set (center button)
This Should have activated Date and time stamp

For more information you can read the SAMSUNG manual here:
PAGE 47 shows you how to do this also
PAGE 44 Shows you how to set the correct time

Hope that helped

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My wife is complaining that every time she turns off/on the camera she has to reset the data/time. I understand that when the batteries are changed the settings may be lost, but not simply when the camera...

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

Issue: Everytime I power on the camera the Date / Time needs to be set.
Solution: Replacing the Date Battery for the PowerShot A480.

Replacing the Date Battery. If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned on, the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings have been lost. Please purchase a lithium coin battery (CR1220) and replace it as follows.
Please note that the first date battery may appear to expire relatively quickly after you purchase the camera. This is because it is installed in the camera at the point of manufacture, not when you make the purchase. caution.gifBe particularly careful to keep the date batteries out of the reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a child swallows a battery since corrosive battery fluids can damage the stomach or intestinal walls. 1. Confirm that the camera power is turned off.
2. Open up the battery door / cover and remove the AA Batteries.
3. Remove the date/time battery holder.
4. Grasp the battery and slide it in the direction of the arrow.
a480backupbatt.jpg 5. Insert a new battery with the (+) side facing up.
6. Replace the battery holder and battery cover.
7. When the Date/Time menu appears set the date and time.
note.gif After purchasing the camera and turning on the power for the first time, although the Date/Time menu will appear, you do not need to replace the date battery. If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your area.

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How to print pics with the date stamp from canon A580

The date stamp feature on this camera will only work in postcard mode- resolution set to 2M (1600 x 1200) and compression set to fine. You have to set the picture mode to that first. You also have to set the date and time if it isn't set already.

To set the mode quickly, set the mode switch to camera, turn the mode dial to A (auto), then press Func. button, scroll down to the "L", scroll across to the mountains with the clock dial, then press the Disp. button to turn date prinitng on and off.

Nov 28, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A580 Digital Camera

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Camera Canon A710 IS started to ask set time date when turned on

When the camera is left without power for an extended period of time, the time and date settings are gone. You need to reset them and when you're finished, click the set/ok button twice.

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A550 date/time problem

Open up your battery door, and you'll notice another tiny door labeled "CR1220". Pry open that door with your fingernails, and you'll find a little button watch battery that keeps the time settings for your camera. It's time for a new battery. Take that little battery down to your local drug store (Walgreens or Rite-Aid). Should only cost about $4. Note that Walmart is more expensive for these type of batteries, and drug stores are usually cheaper (I know, it's hard to believe).

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Flash setting doesn't work

Does your camera gave a small battery in place somewhere that is used to maintain the date and time settings? (it is generally a watch battery type small flat silver disk.) You should not have to reset time and date after each battery change.

Many digital cameras eat up batteries quickly, especially when using the flash alot., that is why it is important to use good quality rechargeables whenever possible.

Jun 19, 2009 | Fuji FinePix 3800 Digital Camera

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New camera that doesn't respond...

I am assuming you are talking about a Polaroid 8MP I830 camera.
Link for manual

Factory reset

Resetting to Default Settings
You can easily change all the settings you made back to the camera default setting by the following steps.
Please refer to "Camera Default Settings" on page 103 for more details.
1. Access the setup menu.
2. Press or to select (RESET ALL).
3. Press the or button.
4. Press or to select "YES".
5. Press the button.
Setup Menu 3/3SelectExitBattery Type AlkalineReset All NoSetup Menu 3/3SelectOKBattery TypeReset AllYesNo
The following settings do not change with this procedure:
• Date & Time setting
• Language setting
• TV out setting

Contact Information
Phone: 1-877-388-3779
Email: Click Here

Customer Support Hours:
(Mon - Fri:) 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
(Sat:) 10:00am - 4:00pm EST

Warranty on Cameras 1year parts and labor

There is no response from the camera while pressing any buttons.
The LCD screen is frozen or the camera is hanged.
Remove and re-install the battery or batteries to reset the camera. Your valuable data stored in the camera will not be lost.

I hope some of this helps, if not above is the contact number for Polaroid tech support. You camera seems to be still covered under warranty.
Good Luck

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E91:01 Error - DSC-W50

error E:91:01
Reset the setting,on the clock set menu turn off the camera then remove the memory card and open the camera now reset the settings now you will get back your flash

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Fuji FinePix S5000 stuck in date/Time mode

Set date and time and camera should work. If camera asks to have date set everytime you take batteries out then the memory 3 volt battery is flat ... replace.

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