A580 loses date and time

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A580 loses date and time

Unread postby the_hefay » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:28 am

The last couple of times I've removed the battery for charging, my a580 has needed the date and time reset. I have two batteries, so the camera is not without a battery for very long periods. Any idea how to fix this? Is there an internal battery that needs replaced?
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Re: A580 loses date and time

Unread postby the_hefay » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:39 am

When all else fails, read the manual. Apparently the internal battery is rechargeable. The manual suggests inserting a fully charged battery and leaving the camera off for 24 hours. If this doesn't work then the camera should be sent off to have the internal battery replaced. So, I will give that a try and hopefully it solves my problem.
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Re: A580 loses date and time

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:56 am

The A580 is not all that old and the internal battery should not have failed yet.

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Re: A580 loses date and time

Unread postby the_hefay » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:22 pm

That's what I was thinking. Anyways, it's turned off with a charged main battery in it right now. I hope that fixes it.
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Re: A580 loses date and time

Unread postby the_hefay » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:16 am

Leaving a fully charged battery in the camera for a day fixed the issue. It remembered the date and time when I removed the battery and put in a different battery. :)
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