How to replace the backup battery in the PowerShot G2

Article ID: ART102173 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Resetting the camera by removing the main battery and backup battery.


Replacing the Backup / Date Battery

Resetting the camera

The date/time battery maintains the cameras date and time.

If the Set Date/Time menu appears when you turn on the camera power, the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings have been lost. Please replace the battery with a generic CR2016 lithium coin battery with the following procedures. This procedure also resets the camera to factory defaults.

By removing the main and back up battery and allowing the camera to sit without a power source for three minutes will reset the camera to default settings.

Please note that the first date battery may appear to expire relatively quickly after you purchase the camera. This is because it is installed in the camera at the point of manufacture, not when you make the purchase.
Be particularly careful to keep the date batteries out of the reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a child swallows a battery since corrosive battery fluids could damage the stomach or intestinal wall.

1. Turn off the power and open the battery cover.

2. Remove the battery pack, then pull out the battery holder by hooking your fingertip under the bottom of the battery holder edge.

3. Push up the edge of the date battery with your fingertip, then pull it in the direction of the arrow.
4. Place a new date battery into the date battery holder with the negative terminal ( ) facing upward.
5. Replace the date battery holder, replace the battery pack and close the battery cover.
If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country.



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