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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Lama View Post
    It should be as Jeff said, important settings are stored in flash memory and less important (date/time, currently selected modes, etc.) are kept as long as there is enough juice in capacitor.
    I would think that too as the date/time is a clock that needs to continue functioning.
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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    Thanks for all your thoughts on this. I haven't taken anywhere near enough shots to run down a battery so I thought I would swap it a few times to see what happened - nothing! The date and all other settings were still there when I switched it back on each time, so maybe it is something to do with the charge left in the battery when I change over?
    I will keep monitoring it and update here when there is something to report.
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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    There is a small button-cell inside the E3 body which needs replacing (like in a computer) to keep the clock chip ticking.
    I did have this problem of having to reset the date every time i went out with the camera..Its been replaced at the local service centre since..I think i have a picture of the mother-board with the cell clearly in place.
    I expect the E5 also to have the same button-cell.


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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    Quote Originally Posted by Raj Surin View Post
    There is a small button-cell inside the E3 body which needs replacing (like in a computer) to keep the clock chip ticking.
    I did have this problem of having to reset the date every time i went out with the camera..Its been replaced at the local service centre since..I think i have a picture of the mother-board with the cell clearly in place.
    I expect the E5 also to have the same button-cell.


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    That sounds more like it!
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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    That sounds more like it!
    Yes, and that would explain why the problem isn't occurring now. The first battery was allowed to go dead and then the button battery drained. When the new battery was put in, it recharged the button battery.

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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    I thought I'd read something about an internal battery in the past.
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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    The motherboard of the E-3 with the Button-cell in place.




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    Re: Battery change causes loss of date/time

    Thanks Raj.
    It is interesting to see the E-3 broken into components like that and it got me thinking...
    That Image Sensor Unit looks like it just 'plugs in', if the E-5 is the same, do you think Olympus would send me a replacement with an OM-D sensor stuck to it? I could swap them over and get me an E-7
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