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Re: Sony DSC-F717, built in obsolescence?

Robert Mathews
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On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 19:50:21 +1200, "Max Burke" <mlvburke@%$> wrote:

>On page 113 of the DSC-F717 manual it mentions that the camera has an
>internal rechargeable button cell battery to maintain the time, date,
>These button cells usually last from 2 - 5 years before failure/need for
>The camera however has NO way (other that pulling it apart) of replacing
>this battery should/when it fails.
>So when it does fail [at the very least] the date and time will need to
>be reset every time the main battery is replaced. What else will fail to
>work once the button cell fails? What are the 'other settings' that this
>battery maintains?

I have seen backup batteries use in TV's last some 20 years or more..

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