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My change battery indicator comes on with new batteries in canon a540

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Please first see http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html, then return here if your camera is not on the advisory list.

If not on the advisory list, and your camera's battery door doesn't have the exposed spring shown in the picture, then are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in today's digital camera. Some brands may have reached their shelf-life in the store, and may have problems just powering startup of the camera even though brand new and right out of the package.

Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Take a look in your owner's manual, believe you'll see something stating the same. These days many retailers sell these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many, many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.

Finally on the off chance that you have the exposed spring shown in the advisory but your camera's number is not on the list, AND if Canon doesn't want to help, come back and reply as such. There's an easy way to jury rig a repair to prevent shorting using just a piece of scotch tape.

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Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. Suspect this of yours, in that you mention that your batteries aren't lasting long. If your camera is on the list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please see this link for more info.

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

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Hi there, I can help you with that. Do this:

Turn the camera off.
Take out the batteries for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, put the batteries back in (or get a fresh set).
Then turn the camera back on.

Let me know if that helps or not with a comment. If it helps, feel free to rate my answer accordingly. Thanks for coming to FixYa.

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2008/02/simple-fix-for-digital-cameras.html

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

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