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CANON POWERSHOT A530 LOW BATTERY READING

I have recently bought a Canon A530 and it keeps on blinking red Low Battery signal after less than 10 photos, even with brand new rechargeable 2500 NiMH batteries. My serial number starts with "27". Can you help me.
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Alicia

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  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    my a530 also flashes low battery after about 15 pictures and I am always exchanging the batteries. my camera is about 1yr old and serial number starts with 29

  • t_ran Apr 26, 2009

    t00nz: Original Alicias quostion is about camera with serial begins "27" Look the quote from canons page you linked

    "Affected Cameras
    PowerShot A530, PowerShot A540 Digital Cameras


    Please check the first two numbers from the left in the serial number listed on the bottom of the camera.
    The serial number: Cameras with "21", "22", "23", "24", as the first two numbers from the left.
    "

    I have same problem and my serial begins "25"

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Alicia,
Mentioned on my blog that the last paragraph of the advisory states:

""PowerShot A530 and A540 digital cameras affected by this phenomenon will be repaired free of charge, regardless of warranty status. Accordingly, if the opening/closing spring on the inside of the battery cover of your PowerShot A530 or A540 digital camera sticks out, please do not use the camera. Instead, please contact a Canon call center (1-800-OK-CANON) at your earliest convenience."

But also mentioned that if they don't help, a temporary fix is to insulate the spring from the battery contact plate. Merely place a small piece of tape between the portion of spring that's sticking out and the metal battery contact plate.

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We had the same problem and it was so very frustrating. We sent the Camera back for assesment and repair only to be told there was nothing wrong with it. The solution was so simple we felt like real dummies.

All you have to do is use Energizer Lithium Batteries, since we started using them we have not had a problem with Batteries going flat or that annoying Battery indicator flashing.

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John

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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