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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.

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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.)

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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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Everytime I turn the camera on the time and date


There are two batteries in the camera. One is the big one you charge and the other is a little coin type battery. This coin battery maintains your settings and when it goes your camera forgets things. Same setup on computers and a lot of other electronics. In your camera the battery is a CR1220 worth about $1-$2. It should last about 3-5 years but you never know.

The battery is in a little holder on the left hand side of the camera. Its under the same cover as the usb connector and power plug in. You should be able to pop out the battery holder fairly easily. This is one of those things that if you take the camera to a battery store they will probably do it for you if they aren't busy. If you look at page 137 of your manual you will find the instructions for doing it yourself.

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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.

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

Your control buttons are not working.

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