Question about Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
I have a Canon Powershot A520,everytime I turn the camera on I have to reset date and time?? Of course this is not diffcult to do but it is a pain.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening??
Replacing the date battery PowerShot A510 and A520
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. Be 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 could damage the stomach or intestinal wall.
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
Some models have a small battery hardwired to the motherboard to keep the 'clock' going when the camera id powered down.
These fail in time.
There is not replace or repair option.
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
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Posted on Mar 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are two batteries in the camera. One is the big one you charge and the other is a little coin type battery. This coin battery maintains your settings and when it goes your camera forgets things. Same setup on computers and a lot of other electronics. In your camera the battery is a CR1220 worth about $1-$2. It should last about 3-5 years but you never know.
The battery is in a little holder on the left hand side of the camera. Its under the same cover as the usb connector and power plug in. You should be able to pop out the battery holder fairly easily. This is one of those things that if you take the camera to a battery store they will probably do it for you if they aren't busy. If you look at page 137 of your manual you will find the instructions for doing it yourself.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Yes there is an internal back up battery/capacitor on the main microprocessor board which is within the camera /backed up by the main battery. Please leave the main battery in the camera and see if this stays. If there is no other issue with the camera than this I would advise that you leave this off for the time being unless you are experienced to open and check and replace.
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
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