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Hi onestoppa972, I could try and explain it to you, but I think it would be better for you if you were to read it and have the pictures for reference. If you don't have the manual, you can download it here: http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/POLAROID/A500-_E Just follow the instructions and download it for free and it shows the various flash settings. If I can help you further, please let me know. Thanks.
Exit the menu that comes up about time & date when you turn it on.
Then press the menu button, use the left navigation button, then scroll
down to date & time, and set it there. For some reason when it
comes up the navigation buttons won't let you set the time, but when
accessed from the menu, it will.
What could be happening is the you mother board is bad already. Usually digital cameras like computers use a button cell battery inside to keep the bios in memory or the board uses the installed batteries to keep the bios in memory but at a very slow power consuption rate. Everything comes down to pretty much a bad circuit somewhere that is causing memory lost and high consuption of battery power.
Also i've noticed that a lot of people with this camera is having the same problem. This called be because of mass production you all could have a bad batch. Meaning your cameras came off the assembly line around the same time.
There is a small 3volt battery soldered on the main board that needs to be replaced. It has a yellow band around it, unless you can replace it yourself it's not worthwhile. If you decide to replace it beware of the flash capacitor charge.
My camera will not turn on either. I have only used it a couple of times. This is my first time to buy a polariod. I hope we have a solution for this problem. It seems as thought many others are having the same problem, and no one is doing anything to help. Please reply with some sort of solution besides taking it to a pc store. I just bought this, I don't have a receipt, so what is the answer? Thankyou!