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12-25-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Original Q: Date and Time resets every time I charge the battery?

Hi,

I just got me the original Q again after I sold it last year. I missed the fun

As soon as I got it I updated the firmware and started shooting. My problem is that every time I take out the battery to charge it, I have to set the time and date again. EVERY time ! I remember that that was not the case with my old Q. Does anyone else have this problem?

My Firmwareversion is: 1.14

Thanks!

12-25-2014, 02:02 PM - 1 Like   #2
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This can happen if the Q was left in an uncharged state for a long time or if the internal battery/capacitor has gone bad.
Some folks reported that after leaving a charged battery in the Q for a few days the camera started retaining the date again.
See https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/261992-date-time-settings-al...eset-help.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/217146-date-adjustment-lost-...reset-now.html
12-26-2014, 12:37 PM   #3
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I have one like that too.
12-29-2014, 12:47 AM - 1 Like   #4
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Mine did the same, I tried a few ways some suggests (different SD card, firmware, different battery) but none of them works.
I am towards the opinion that a capacitor, which stores the time data, died in the camera.

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