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My Canon G9 requires that I input the date/time every time I turn it on. I think the internal lithium battery is dead, but the manual does not cover it replacement.

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  • fen_nel Sep 04, 2009

    I agree with your solution, but I cannot find the lithium battery. The manual does not address the problem except to say that the built-in lithium battery should be recharged. I have followed the directions for doing this, but it is obvious that the battery is dead. The problem is how to find it to replace it.

  • fen_nel Sep 05, 2009

    This problem started about two weeks ago when I was one week into a two week vacation. Since I used the camera every day, I would install a newly charged battery while I recharged my second battery. This was usually done each evening after I edited the pictures I took that day. This usually ran the battery down so I would install a newly charged battery in the camera for the next day and recharge the rundown battery so that I would have a back-up the next day. This procedure put a battery charged 24 hours earlier into the camera each night. It would remain off for the evening, usually at least 8 hours.

    Since 24 hours might be too long to keep a full charge, I charged one of my batteries this morning and installed it in my camera immediately when the green light came on. I then waited four hours and turned the camera on. It asked for the date/time which I entered and then turned the camera off. The camera again asked from the date/time when I turned it on again. Obviously the internal battery is not being charged. I think that replacing it might solve the problem, but I do not know how to do this.


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Hi there

The button cell lithium battery will require replacement. You should be able to locate it under a flap. It may be behind the main battery, so remove that first. Once you remove the button cell battery, note its number and buy the replacement.

This will resolve the problem with the date and time loss.

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Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2009

    Thank you for your reply.



    The main battery should be OK. I have done some further research on this issue and you are right, the button cell battery inside is a rechargable one. It should recharge itself if the main battery is fully charged. Charging of the internal battery should take up to four hours.



    Please try inserting a fully charged main battery and leave the camera turned off for 4 hours. The internal cell will charge automatically even with the power off. If it does not recharge after four hours and still loses the time, please let me know.



    Thanks

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