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Date/Time Set Won't Work

I recently changed my battery and can't seem to 'set' the date & time. It comes up every time I switch camera on or change functions. Any clues?

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Write to Canon's customer service. I dropped my camera in water briefly and wrote them. They offered me the chance to replace my camera at an outstanding price or have it repaired. Give them a try!

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