Replacing the Date Battery in the PowerShot A560 / A550

Article ID: ART169959 | Date published: 04/10/2018 | Date last updated: 04/25/2018


Replacing the Date Battery in the PowerShot A560 / A550


If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned on, the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings have been lost.  Please purchase a lithium coin battery (CR1220) and replace it as follows.

The date battery is preinstalled at the factory and may therefore expire earlier than its rated lifespan after the camera has been purchased.

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 Confirm that the camera is turned off
2 Slide the memory card slot/baattery cover lock and open the cover
3 Hook your nail onto the date battery holder (1) and lightly pull it up in the direction indicated by the arrow(2)
4 Remove the battery by pulling it up in the direction indicated by the arrow
5 Insert a new battery with the (-) side facing up
6 Replace the battery holder and close the memory card slot/battery cover
7 When the Date/Time menu appears, set the date and time

After purchasing the camera and turning on  the power for the first time, although the Date/Time menu will appear, you do not need to replace the date battery.

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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