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Canon powershot A590 IS. Always says change the batteries, even with new batteries. What about the small battery labeled CR1220?

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That battery is for keeping the date and time settings when you take the regular battery out.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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    According to the Canon website, your camera needs service. Of course, it's probably out of warranty. If I were you, I would go to the support section of the Canon website, get the e-mail address of their tech staff and give full details of the problem including how long you've owned the camera and what kind of use you've put it through. Sometimes, these guys have a heart and make these kinds of fixes for free or at a reduced rate. Try it and see.

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n your battery compartiment is a small cover labeled CR1220.

PLEASE READ MANUAL on how to open it.

Behind that cover you will find a coin shaped battery, provably type CR1220.

PLEASE READ MANUAL on how to remove it.

Get a replacement battery (watch store/ camera store/...)

PLEASE READ MANUAL on how to install it.

Power on camera, set date and time and DONE!

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