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*ist-D date/time setting problem

Somehow, my *istD does not remain its date/time setting. If I change the main batteries(CR-V3 or NiHM), the date/time display comes up and shows "01/01/03 00:00" The camera remembers every settings except date/time. I've replaced the back up button battery and upgreaded the firmware but didn't work. Actually, it is my 2nd *ist-D. first one had a bad CCD and storing date/time problem. so I returned it and received the replacement but this one has also storing date/time setting problem. (I'm very curious that how come two of the *istD have the same problem.) Does anyone has this problem? Any suggestion?

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Re: *ist-D date/time setting problem

This is a very old thread but it is on topic - i am having the same troubles with my ist d. the camera (apparently randomly) resets its date/time on occasion. i checked the back up battery voltage and its fine. has anyone else had this problem and if so how did you fix it?

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Re: *ist-D date/time setting problem

I had exactly that problem with my first *ist D. Replace the AA batteries and the time was always lost. A new 'button' battery didn't fix the problem. The camera was replaced. The second camera had to be returned too. While I was with the dealer he told me my first camera wasn't really faulty as Pentax UK had been able to tell him how to fix it by some routine. I must admit I didn't listen hard to what he said, I was more interested in getting my hands on the third camera - and then the fourth when that didn't work either.

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