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Camera keeps loosing the time and date settings. When turning the camera on the lens does not open, then a screen asking to set the date and time settings appears - once date reset the camera works properly. Unfortunately this seems to happen almost everytime the camera is turned off.

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The problem is the internal battery that powers the storage of time and date. If the camera is unused for a while, it will discharge. You must put a freshly charge battery into the camera and leave it with the power turned off for 24 hours to charge the internal battery. If it doesn't charge in that time, I suspect it needs to be replaced.

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Have you check the settings for time and date have you saved it? You can also try to remove the cam battry for 2 mins. then put it back in then turn on the camera and then after few secs. turn it off, then see if the issue persist.

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