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Date and time will not stay set

Have checked all the batteries and replaced them. But the date and time will not stay set.

Everytime is turned off and back on has to be reset.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

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  • gscheid Jan 27, 2008

    Would appreciate any help and thanks

  • gscheid Jan 28, 2008

    Yes all the batteries have been replaced with new ones including the CR2016

  • gscheid Jan 28, 2008

    The button batterey is installed correctly.



    Very interesting.



    No other thoughts?



    Thanks,



    Gregg

  • gscheid Jan 29, 2008

    Batterey has been checked and rechecked and from what I can tell is installed correctly.



    Guess eveyone is running out of ideas?



    Any wild guesses?



    Thanks again

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Have you changed the CR2016 clock battery? See the picture and sentence at the bottom of the following webpage:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/a300_pg2.html

It's a common battery, available just about anyplace that sells batteries.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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    CameraR Jan 28, 2008

    Hmm, that should have fixed it? A common error in installation of button batteries is accidentally installing them upside down. If this occurs, a diode will prevent current to flow, and the camera would act like no battery was installed. As a quick check, might want to make sure that the button battery is installed correctly in regards to polarity. If it is installed correctly, then am not sure what else could be the problem?

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    CameraR Jan 29, 2008

    I'm sorry, can't think of anything else except the battery. Might want to look in the thin battery slot to see if there's any obvious problems with the battery connectors.

  • CameraR
    CameraR Jan 29, 2008

    Here's one more guess. If you have a voltmeter, might check the replacement battery to see if it's actually providing 3 volts.

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