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Canon A 520 will not keep time

When I turn on my camera it ask for the time, I put the correct time in but when I turn the camera off then on again it will ask to put the time in again it is not keeping the time, as you would understand it is driving me nuts as I can not take quick photos as I have to put time in first. can some one help me

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Unfortunately, that solution doesn't always work. Wonder if anyone has another suggestion

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Try the Canon Website Tech support in the first instance. If it is still under warranty - then that's the route to go. If it is out of warranty I suspect it will be time to replace it.

Posted on May 14, 2007

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