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Low Batterie Sign

Hai, i have my Canon A540 for like 2 years. Nowadays, my camera keep showing the sign of ' batterie low ' even after I have replace with new batteries. I'm using AA Sony batteries where I bought together with their charges. I did try using new rechargeble AA bateries, but the result is the same.

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  • rcase1977 Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    same problem, now the camera hardly works at all, even with new batteries

  • panamaguytoo Nov 01, 2008

    Same thing here. My camera is only 2 years old and it's been doing this for the past year. Have tried other rechargable batteries and that does not help.

  • mmire Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same probelm. I've tried every rechargeable battery out there and still the same problem occurs.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    I replaced the AA batteries as well as the watch sized battery. Still looking for a solution.

  • projektbuch Nov 17, 2008

    same problem here - any idea what else to do?

  • twood83 Nov 20, 2008

    Same problem. Can't figure out a solution.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    My camera is also 2 years .old and I have been having the same problem for a year

  • nancyr1 Dec 02, 2008

    I can install 2 new AA Batteries and after taking 3-4 pictures the low battery indicator appears and then I can not take any addiitonal pictures. It takes great pictures when I can get it to stay charged :(



  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Same problem. Even tried Lithium batts with same results.

    ???????!!!!!!!

  • michucatboat Jan 05, 2009

    same problem. fresh batteries, recharged batteries- the all say low battery after 1-3 pictures, rendering the camera useless

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. My camera is two years old, and the battery light goes on after taking 2 or 3 pictures

  • valdevers Jan 29, 2009

    The battery low indicator light continues to blink after new batteries are installed. Changed batteries several times and wiped batteries with a soft cloth, problem still exist. After a few minutes the camera shuts off. Can't get very many pictures at this rate. Help!

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    My camera is also 2 yrs old. All my existing impact/uniross batteries are giving same problem even after full recharge

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    I use this camera very rarely as I'm usually shooting with my DSLR. I've had it for three years but have only taken about 100 pictures with it. It's completely useless because I only get about 3 pictures out of high quality, fully charged, batteries. My repair estimate through Canon was $89. I'm pi**ed.

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I had the same prolem. OK, try this. Try to discharge the AA batteries in some use, flashlight or else,,,,then recharge them, full charge, install the batteriers ...they should work fine....
I read somewhere that canon is able free of charge to correct a shortcircuit that the camera is susceptible to develop in the installation of batteries......But I hope the advise will work...
Remove batteries when not in use.

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