I've been using this camera since over 3 years, but now there's a big problem. Everytime I replace the batteries, the camera loses completely all settings. I have to set everything again...time, date, resolution, file name...I heard that there is a capacitor or a little button batt inside which is broken now. I've already opened the camera, but on the top of the board there's nothing like a big Gold Cap or a battery. Does anyone know where to find it? And how I can put off the board on top? I removed all the screws but it is connected to the other boards with thin wires at nearly every side, so how can I do that without damaging everything?
WELL DONE, Olympus...:-((
Steboes,there,s a back up capacitor inside,if im not mistaken,that's the big gold cup you have seen,try to replace it,make sure it's same value or rating,if it needs soldering,be careful not to touch the circuitry,it may harm you since cameras have high dc voltage,bring it to the qualified service center.
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If the rechargeable battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. Rechargeable batteries will fail if stored in a discharged state for long periods.
I'm have the exact same problem. Purchased the camera 3.5 years ago. Recently needed to shoot a video, when finished I set the camera back to Auto and it stayed in video. Portrait mode shows manual, all other modes work as assigned. I've noticed at least TWO other posters having the same problem within the last couple of months. It's as though this camera (mfg. 2007) has a Trojan program from the factory to make us buy newer models.
Other than resetting, is there a way to flush and reload the firmware?
I have had the same issue 3 times now. If you call Casio they will replace the battery twice. The third time they will have you send the camera in to check for manufacturing issues. They claim they have fixed the problem, but everytime I get a new battery it happens again. The best solution is to return the camera (if you can) and buy a different brand or throw it away.
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.
Hi There is a sentence which i cannot figure out the your wrote in your initial description of your poblem. I think it is meant to be the error message you are getting here is what i read as part of ""For Use with Compatible Battery Only""
Can you try and post it again. From your response i still have te suspicion it could be the batteries, but your error message will help.
Always use the best batteries you can buy. Either rechargeable or Alkaline. Do not use the cheapest, just because they cost less. There can also be problems with the camera. This camera, I believe is a 4mpxl digital camera. It has a few years on it (about 2004), and in those years some of the digital cameras did need a lot of power to operate correctly. My guess is that you are using cheap batteries, not the best you can buy.
Every time I use my camera after leaving it for 24hours I need to reset time date. Camera will not start until updated.
I have a similar but intermittent problem - sometimes when restarting the camera it starts up but with all the default settings - I have to reset the time and the user 1 and 2 settings etc.
I suspect that like many other cameras there is an internal battery that needs to be replaced after a couple of years - I'm going to bring it to a local repair place and have them run a diagnostic. If I get and answer I'll let you know.
If anyone else has a possible solution let us know .