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Re: Battery - Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera Digital Cameras

See whether the batteries are new

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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Nikon Coolpix keep resetting Time and Date and menu settings.


I am listing this tip for the Nikon Coolpix 995, but the tip is valid for all Nikon Coolpix models.

The Nikon cool pix settings are saved into an internal memory.

The internal memory is maintained by an internal rechargeable battery, that is recharged from the main Li-Ion battery.

If you leave your Nikon overnight with no main battery, or if the Li-Ion batteries have drained, then the internal battery will also drain , resetting the clock and other settings, saved on the internal memory. The camera may even drain in about 6 hours depending on the camera, normally it takes at least 12 hrs to drain the clock battery.

If the internal battery is resetting immediately, after you set the clock, or just after few minutes, then the clock battery must be replaced.

The camera must be disassembled completely to replace the battery located on one of the two main internal boards.

Nikon says that the clock battery loosing charge is normal. I quote what they say on the publication titled " The Nikon Guide to digital photography with Coolpix"

"Backup battery of the clock
The clock-calendar is powered by a separate rechargeable battery, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed. If the camera has been stored with the main battery removed for a long period of time, the clock may need to be reset. Once the main battery has been reinserted, the clock battery will recharge in several hours, during which time the main battery should be left in the camera."
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If the clock does not work at all, and is resetting immediately, even though the Li-Ion batteries are fully charged, then the best thing to do is calling Nikon, at the number listed on the owners manual, telling them that you did not do any improper use of the camera, and trying to get the fault repaired as factory defect. That is not always possible, and the decision depends on Nikon customer service.

See also: Nikon | Contacts


on Feb 05, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix 995 Digital Camera

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My batteries drain so quickly when I put them in. I put in brand new ones and they last maybe 5 minutes. is there something i can do to change this?

hi, what battery are you using? most of the kodak digital camera using AA battery has a problem if you are not using KODAK BATTERY that specified in the battery cover. try to use duracel,energizer battery it will work after 5 to 10 shots of picture only. if you notice also the height of the said 2 battery are smaller compare to kodak batt.that's why the contact between to batt and pin inside of the camera are not good.
try to use kodak battery.

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That battery is not good.if the battery have warranty please give back and get new one. after that the problem continues, The charging control ic of the camera may be damaged

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u have a shorted power board.i had same problem when mine got wet. likley not repairable.

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If its a Lithium ion battery(similar to a mobile phone battery) then open battery compartment, clean battery contact points and try again after recharging the battery. If the camera uses AA batteries look for the current ratings on the side of the battery, generally digicams need batteries with more than 1200 mAh (I use a 2000 mAh for my Canon SX110 IS digicam). This current rating may vary for different manufacturers.

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Every time I put new batteries in (rechargable batteries or not) the camera will only last to take 1 or 2 photos then say the battery is flat. why is this and is it repairable?

If the camera has been exposed to moisture there may be condensation still inside the camera; this causes a short and cause undue drain on the battery. Will also eventually damage the camera. remove the battery and leave the battery cover off .Place the camera in a warm place for a couple of days, or aim a blow dryer into the battery compartment for a few minutes.
If that doesn't help,then it's probably a defect in the camera circuitry and it's not worth repairing with the low price of digital cameras these days.

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Change the internal rechargeable battery.

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