Date & Time Settings
Everytime I turn my camera on it wants me to set the time & date (it used to be ok) and it will not download the photos I took
The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a 16.0 megapixel digital camera with a 16x wide-angle optical image zoom and a 3.0 inch LCD.
Same issue. Have to set date time every time camera is turned on. Here is what I found. When I put in a new cr1220 battery, even though it only fits in one way, I inserted it upside down. I only noticed this after reading this forum and noticing that the closure for the battery didn't set flush with the camera. I took it out, flipped it around and inserted it again and it did go in flush with the camera. Turned it on, reset date and time, turned it off and back on again and danced if it didn't hold my date:time.
I have this problem too. I replaced the battery with a brand new battery that reads 3.24 volts unloaded. The battery only fits on way so unless you really force it you can't put it in backwards.
After replacing the problem persists. There are two contacts inside the camera that the battery touches when inserted. I suspect the contacts don't have enough spring to make a connection with the battery.
It looks to me that we are out of luck. Planned obsolescence?