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Powershot G5 X loses time

mknabster
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Hi all, i recently purchased a new Powershot G5 X and have been loving it. However i notice this odd thing when i go to replace the battery pack. Each time I go to put a new battery in, the calendar and time gets wiped and I have to put all those settings in fresh. Is this normal for this model?

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kvbarkley
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Sounds like the Date/Time battery is dead:

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kvbarkley
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Sounds like the Date/Time battery is dead:

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Ah, i had a feeling that was the case, downside of buying a camera this old. I guess there's no easy way of replacing that right?

kvbarkley
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I have no idea. Sometimes coin batteries are changeable via a little door in the battery or Card compartments, but this appears to be rechargeable.

If you haven't already, try to leave the battery in for a few weeks.

Yes i have been using the camera for about a month now, leave the battery in there. But i'm sure it's dead. Not too big of a deal though, as long as it retains the menu settings which it looks like ti does, probably saved on the card. Thanks for your help!

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