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Canon A530 - keeps asking me to set the date/time when i turn it on.

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  • markc71 Jul 08, 2008

    thanks smartass

  • sholmes01612 Jul 15, 2008

    Canon PowerShot A530 - Each time I power on it asks for me to set the date. When you cancel by that set date message the photos do not get a date assigned to them. Why doen't th dat "stick" and how can I fix it?

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    keeps asking me to set date/time

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GO to the Canon site and you will see you need a new CR1220 battery for you A530. It is under the same cover as the AA batteries.

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So set it

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n your battery compartiment is a small cover labeled CR1220.

PLEASE READ MANUAL on how to open it.

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