Re: Sony DSC-F717, built in obsolescence?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Robert Mathews, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 19:50:21 +1200, "Max Burke" <mlvburke@%$%#@.nz> 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,
    >and *OTHER SETTINGS*
    >
    >These button cells usually last from 2 - 5 years before failure/need for
    >replacement.
    >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..
     
    Robert Mathews, Aug 11, 2003
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