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Date/time problem on *ist d

My *istD is having a problem storing the date/time. Sometimes it works fine, but quite often the date/time screen come up every time the camera is powered on and shows 01/01/2003 date and 00:00 time. I've replaced the backup battery, so that's not the problem. It will probably be sent to Pentax Colorado next week

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Re: date/time problem on *ist d

There is a small re-chargeble battery inside the camera that charges of the main battery. Chances are that battery had just drained when the date/time reset occured, but should be fine after you recharge.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006

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