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Problem with Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera internal battery

\015 I have a Nikon Coolpix E995 digital camera and the 'clock battery' has drained. This battery is built into the body of the unit and I wonder if you know how to open up the body and replace it? This battery also retains settings etc and it's annoying to have to reset these each time I use the camera, as well as not haveing any metadata. cheersShane\015

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\015\012This is a design glitch with these Nikons and many people are complaining about it. The clock battery is supposed to take a small charge from the main battery - enough to maintain the settings when the camera is not in use. However the clock battery that is used is not sufficiently strong enough to hold a charge for an adequate length of time.
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\015\012As this is somewhat of a design flaw it is unlikely that a new clock battery will make any significant difference to the problem you are experiencing. Neither is it a user serviceable job and for these reasons I do not recommend that you try to replace the clock battery.
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\015\012Nikon themselves say the following;
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\015\012"The clock-calendar is powered by a separate rechargeable battery, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed. If the camera has been stored with the main battery removed for a long period of time, the clock may need to be reset.
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\015\012Once the main battery has been reinserted, the clock battery will recharge in several hours, during which time the main battery should be left in the camera."
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\015\012Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa.
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