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Camera forgets the date. asks for dae setup every time I put on the camera may be even after 10- 12 minutes. hough the batteries remain inside & are fully charged. I have tried by setting default settings / formatting SD card & internam memory etc. Does it have any internal clock batery If yes what are specifications etc.

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Re: Camera forgets the date. asks for dae setup every...

Will the camera work without this item set up or does it stall there? If it works otherwise, just live with it. There is not a 'repair option as such- you could check out the Polaroid Web site tech support team though

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