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Old Mar 12, 2004, 6:16 AM   #1
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Is it REALLY true that the A1 has an internal battery powering the memory card and that it has to be returned to factory for recharge? This seems a ridiculous situation, how long is the battery likely to remain in power I wonder?
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 9:11 AM   #2
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Is it REALLY true that the A1 has an internal battery powering the memory card and that it has to be returned to factory for recharge? This seems a ridiculous situation, how long is the battery likely to remain in power I wonder?
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 10:12 AM   #3
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The D7Hi as well as the new A2 (see page 170 of the A2's Instruction Manual) has an internal special built-in long-life battery to power the clock and memory... My guess is the A1 is the same since it's real-time clock is still going when the removeable battery is out for re-charging.
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 4:06 PM   #4
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Yes the A1 has an internal battery. From page 164 of the A1 manual:

"A special built- in, long- life battery supplies power to the clock and memory when the camera is turned off. If the camera resets each time it is turned off, the battery is exhausted. It must be replaced at a Konica Minolta service facility."

The memory that is referenced here is the internal memory that stores user settings, not the memory that holds the image files (which of course is non-volatile flash memory).

Most all PCs have a similar battery on their mother board. Some are user replacable, some are not.
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The Camera's "CMOS/BIOS" battery >=]
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