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Batteries only last 3 photos then die....?

My batteries do not last in the camera no matter how often I change them, there is no obvious reason for this and no flashing warnings on the screen.... please help?

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SOURCE: Canon Powershot A540 Digital Camera

Also switching to Duracell Batteries helped us with this same situation.

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ssue: The LCD/Electronic Viewfinder will not display an image or the image is distorted.

1. Press display (DISP.) button to turn the display on 2. If all troubleshooting has failed, please have your PowerShot A520 serviced

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Battery life

The rechargeables are only meant to last a couple years maximum (pretty good that you got three out of them). Also rechargeable NiMH's have approximately 5 times the power of standard alkaline batteries. Alkaline batteries should only be used in emergencies in digital cameras as they will only last for a short while before they are drained (as you've discovered).

The obvious solution is that it's time to consider purchasing a new set of rechargeable NiMH batteries. Look on the package for a power rating of at least 2,500 mah. Avoid batteries that do not list the power rating as they are generally inferior batteries.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Camera says "change batteries" even with new batteries

Hi, Has anyone resolved this issue yet, I have a powershot s2 IS with the same issue - i replace the batteries with brand new duracell's and it says replace batteries i reseat the batteries and it works for a few pics if im lucky then says replace batteries again - any help would be appreciated - Canon offers no solution.

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Go into the menu and find "reset"...this will restore the original factory default settings and may solve your problem.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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) You can lower the setting of your digital camera so that the quality of photo is reduced from the typical "standard quality" which comes set on the camera. What you will need to do is go into the options and reduce the quality to "economy" so that the battery expands less energy to take the picture, which will lead to longer batter life.

2) Make sure that you have calibrated your battery before you bring the camera along on your adventure. You can do this by charging your battery fully and then turning on the camera so that it dies. Once this happens you can charge it again and you will find that it will now last a lot longer than it formally did. I have found this to be very useful with all of my digital cameras.

3) In order to get the most out of your battery you should switch the battery in your camera from standard disposable batteries to rechargeable batteries. This is because of the fact that they last 2x as long as expand less to actually take the photo according to the Energizer rechargeable box.

4) You can go into the settings and turn off the flash if you see one when you are taking a picture. This will reduce the amount of energy going out of the camera which means that your battery will not die as fast as it normally would. You will need to select settings and then choose "no" next to the word flash.

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