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Time and date

When i turn my camara on the time and data input is the first thing i see. i have reset it and when i take pictures its not the correct data and when i turn my camara off and then back on the time and date input still is the first thing i see.

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  • lailaskye Nov 24, 2007

    i set the date everytime i turn my camera on and wheni turn it off the date changes. i have to set it everytime i turn my camera back on. its the first thing i see when i turn it on.

  • Tweetie0523 Dec 12, 2007

    I have the same problem and would like to know how to fix it. i never had to do this before

  • MyCats Dec 14, 2007

    Every time I turn my Polaroid A500 on it goes to the date 10/01/03. I'll reset it, but it does save the setting. If I press "ok" after truning the camera on, it clears the date and I can continue taking photos until I turn it off again. Also, the photos I am taking are showing up in random order, never in the order they were taken. All this started at the same time, sometime around 9/2007. Other than this problem, the photos are okay.

  • abt122 Dec 21, 2007

    same problem. when I turn the camera on the first thing that shows up is the date setup. I am getting tired of resetting the date everythime I turn the camera on, it is 01/10/03.

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There is a small 3volt battery soldered on the main board that needs to be replaced. It has a yellow band around it, unless you can replace it yourself it's not worthwhile. If you decide to replace it beware of the flash capacitor charge.

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I fixed the same problem all of you seem to be having with your A500 camera, with no solution from Polaroid (the date setup popping up each time I open my camera and all the photos not being in order) - I pitched it, went out and bought another camera with another name. I gave one to my daughter-in-law and the same thing happened to hers within one week of my problem. Shame on Polaroid for not offering their customers a solution to this problem or compensating us in some way! NO MORE POLAROIDS FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It might be something with the mode. I am trying to turn the date stamp off, and on the factory setting, the basic mode is on. Any advanced settings options disappear when my Polaroid i634 is set back to original settings. Slowly over time, the settings changed, and I don't know how. Somebody just clicked buttons, and all of a sudden, it was a more advanced camera w/ ISO settings, date stamp on/off settings, and what-not.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

MyCats had the best solution. In my case, ABC Warehouse (Seller) called and asked me if I wanted an extended Warranty. Since it was still in warranty I said no. Guess what happened after the Warranty expired? Yep, the date stuck at 01-01-2003. It's almost if ABC knew something might happen. But then don't they make money on the warranties?

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

Hit is with a Hammer sveral times until it cracks open !!

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To set the date and time, select the "M" button and then press the 3:00 o'clock position on the circle button five times. On the page called "Setup", press the 6:00 o'clock position to 'down arrow' to Date/Time. I noticed each time you change your batteries, you have to reset this info. I hope this info helps someone!

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

  • catsnjen Mar 23, 2011

    We know how to set the date and time -- we have to do it every time we turn the darn camera on. The problem is that the camera loses the date and time we've set every time it's turned off, not that we don't know how to set it in the first place. I say "we" because I'm having this problem, too -- starting maybe the 10th time I turned the camera on. Thanks anyway.

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