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mickeymair Feb 15, 2008 11:55 PM


I've got Minolta DIMAGE F100, all's great except for I've to setup time and my autosetup settings ( Fine mode from default standard mode) each time I change the batteries. Thanks in advance for all the help if anyone willreply.

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VTphotog Feb 16, 2008 12:51 AM

There is an internal battery which maintains the clock and settings memory. These are usually lithium cells such as are found in watches, though they will have solder tabs to connect to the circuit board. When this cell expires, all the memory is lost when changing batteries. Normally, it is a factory service replacement item.

The service life of these cells is usually 5-10 years, and the manufacturers seem to have decided that your camera will be oblolete by then, anyway, so they generally price replacement high enough that most people will just buy a new camera.


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