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When I open my Canon A520, the Date and Time always pops out on the screen. How can I stop this? It's really disturbing.

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You may need to take it in to the camera place to get the internal batery for the clock replaced

Posted on Dec 26, 2011

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I can't reset the date and time on my PowerShot A520


you might need to replace the cmos battery to correct the problem .

Aug 10, 2014 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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The time and date setting of my canon powershot a520 always pops up in the window of the camera eventhough i set it. It usually shows when I on the camera,shot a picture and playback the picture.


CoolJoe72 only posted one answer, but it was a good one, and it applies directly to you. Check it out here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t313710-having_reset_date_time .

(The short answer is that you need to change the date battery, which you'll find under the terminal cover; it's a CR1220.)

Mar 23, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Good morning, Every time I switch on my Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera I have to enter the date and time. Is there any internal battery that I can change? Thanks


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.

Feb 18, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Date/TIme Screen ALWAYS appears when camera turned on.


You need to replace the lithium date/time battery. It is a CR1220 coin cell and it's replacement can be done using the instructions on page 109 of the advanced guide. If you don't have a copy you can get one here:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=14905#DownloadDetailAct

Hope this helps, if it does please rate my solution.

Nov 16, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Time and date popup


goto http://www.digitalcamrepair.com/self_diagnosis_page.htm
for self diagnosis.please let me help you before leaving a bad feed back.

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Apr 20, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Having to reset date and time


Solution: 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. caution_a70.gifBe 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.
  1. Confirm that the camera is turned off.

  2. Open the terminal cover and use your finger nail to pull out the battery holder.

    date_battery_1.gif

  3. Pull open the battery holder in the direction indicated by the arrow (1). Remove the battery by pulling it up in the direction indicated by the arrow (2).

    date_battery_2.gif

  4. Insert a new battery with the ( ) side facing up.

  5. Replace the battery holder back and close the terminal cover.

  6. When the Date/Time menu appears, set the date and time.

note_icon_a70.gif After purchasing the camera and turning on the power for the first time, although the Date/Time menu will appear, you do not need to replace the date battery. If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country.

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