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Set time/date on Argus APS 400

I just put in new film and battery and the time date is wrong. When I push select it changes from year to time and month and day, but when I push set to try and change them nothing happens. I can't find my manuel so what am I doing wrong?

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  • Jenelah May 21, 2008

    This is an Argus 24-48 mm APS Power Zoom.

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I continued to push other buttons on the camera while the date or time was flashing untill I found that the mode button made it change.

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