Hi @jmbkiwi ,
Thank you for doing what I suggested.
One other thing that I forgot to ask. Did you change the setting for the type of battery that you installed? If so please ignore this question. Go to Settings > Battery Type (Click on image to enlarge it for better viewing)
I personally think that 12 hours is far too short a time to hold the settings with the battery removed. I may be wrong about this of course.
Most other cameras which employ the same method of retaining the settings with the battery removed all seem to be able to hold them for a least 24 hours if not longer.
Unfortunately as I cannot find a service manual, (or even a video online) on how to dis-assemble your camera so as to gain access to the relevant section in the camera to see if it is actually the problem, I'm afraid that I cannot suggest any other course of action except to take it to an authorized Sanyo camera repair service to see if the problem can be resolved by them.
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Thank you for your help.
However, the problem is that this didn't happen when I first started using the camera, but does now??? I trialled leaving the batteries in for just a couple of hours, if that, and they went flat. Really frustrating as I use it a lot in the classroom and don't want to keep taking the batteries out and putting them in again, especially as it was okay before ...
из Jenny Bishop
How are you turning the camera off? Do you press the power button to turn it off or do you allow it to turn itself off? If the latter what option have you selected in the Power Save setting?
Also what option is selected in the LCD save setting?
I press the power button to turn it off, the power save setting is one minutes and the LCD save setting is 'on'. Is this the correct thing?
из Jenny Bishop
Are you sure your turning the camera off every time?
из George A.
Hi @jmbkiwi ,
Just wondering if you have the time to try the following.
Check the date and time on the camera, then remove the battery. If you can, leave it this way for at least 24 hours, then re insert the battery and check to see if the time and date are still correct and have not reverted back to factory default setting.
Unfortunately the User guide does not specify how long the date and time should be "held" when the battery is removed, it just says a long time.
My thinking on this one is that as you imply that the camera appears to be functioning normally except for the battery problem and the only things left "powered on" when it is switched off is the "switch on" detect circuit and also that the settings are maintained. When the camera is off the battery also maintains a charge to a capacitor (presumably it is a capacitor and not another non user replaceable battery) which "holds" the settings information if the battery is removed. I'm wondering if the capacitor is faulty and draining the battery. So the sooner that the correct date and time are gone the more likely that the capacitor is the problem. e.g. if it is gone in 12 hrs etc or perhaps even 24hrs in case it is supposed to last longer
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