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Old Nov 30, 2003, 10:08 PM   #1
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I have a Nikon 950 that is losing its time and date settings whenever I change the batteries. I assume there is an internal battery in it and wanted to find out if it is user replaceable and if anyone knows what type of battery it is. If not, where can I go to get it replaced?

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Old Dec 5, 2003, 1:15 PM   #2
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I believe the 950 uses an internal capacitor that gets charged from the main batteries. This is why they say to be sure to leave the main batteries in the camera for at least a couple of hours when you first set the time and date. Unfortunately it means that when this capacitor goes bad you can't replace it like a battery, it needs to be fixed at the service center.

I suppose you have already tried a freshly charge set of batteries and the camera is still losing time and date? If the answer is yes, then it will need to go to the service center or you can opt to just ignore the flashing icon on the screen. Of course it also means that the time and date info embedded in the JPG file will be wrong too.

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Old Dec 5, 2003, 2:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information, Steve. I charged it up using the AC adapter and a new set of Alkaline batteries and it seems to be holding the time and date again. I guess my NIMH batteries need to be replaced--they are taking a charge but apparently not enough to maintain the capacitor charge.

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