Locate and remove the clock battery from the camera.

  1. The battery hatch is on the bottom of the camera.
      • The battery hatch is on the bottom of the camera.

      • CAUTION: Locate the switch to open the hatch and push gently toward the front of the camera. Too much force can break the hatch.

      • While the switch is pushed forward, pull the cover away from the camera.

    Can the hatch be replaced. The piece that holds the hatch is broken.

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  2. This camera requires AA batteries. To remove batteries, simply allow them to fall out of the camera.
      • This camera requires AA batteries. To remove batteries, simply allow them to fall out of the camera.

      • The clock battery cover is shown here in the purple circle. Use a fingernail to lift the battery out of the camera.

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    • When replacing the AA batteries, verify they are oriented correctly by following the (+) and (-) signs on the camera.

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    • To access the clock battery, find the clock battery cover, shown here in the red square.

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    • When accessing the clock battery, use a fingernail or similar small instrument to gently pull the tab out.

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    • Now that you have the tab and battery removed, use a fingernail or other small tool to remove the battery from the tab.

    • This battery is a CR1220 type watch battery.

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      • When replacing the clock battery, be sure to have the battery oriented properly, as shown in the picture.

      • Remember, the tab goes in with the exposed side of the battery facing towards the lens.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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thanks its very useful forme

srikrishnan2003 - Responder

thank you, very useful for my old camera :)

agungsp2000 - Responder

Perfect! I never even knew I had this battery in there. Couldn't figure out why the date and time wouldn't stay set every time I shut it off. And then I found the answer here.

Thank you very much for the post!

sherlock261 - Responder

I'm a senior citizen and am not very good with modern technology. Been going crazy trying to set my clock in my digital camera. I didn't want to buy a new one because I have had this one for years (Power Shot A590) and didn't want to have to learn to use a newer one. Finally got smart enough to do a google search for an answer. Will get a new battery tomorrow and solve my problem. Thanks for the help!...the information age is good for something after all.

Pat Solomon - Responder

Wow this is a great site. I got the answer I needed right away. The instructions were clear, simple and correct. Thank you.

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jeffrey wales - Responder

Please has anyone got a clock battery holder for a powershot A590? Mine fell out somewhere

when the kids were using it Love the camera and would like to get it back in use

Email at if you could help me

rgds Alan

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