My point and shoot camera used to keep the date when turned off. Now, every time I turn it on, I have to reset the date and time. What could cause this?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi Dennis, could you please indicate what brand and type your digital camera is? That might help track down the problem. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 19, 2015 at 21:43

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The internal clock in a camera requires power to keep running. In some cameras, the clock runs off a separate battery from the main one. This secondary clock battery (often a small button cell) may have died and needs to be replaced.

For an example of this type of battery replacement, see the ifixit.com guide on replacing the clock battery in a Canon Powershot A590.


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