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Battery Problems CANON A80 Battery Problems Have had a CANON A80 for nearly three years. The first two years were great. The batteries would last for ages between charges, and with a new baby we took lots of photos. Then the batteries started playing up. Fully charged batteries would only last a few days, or if left would not power up at all. Have replaced the batteries, and the chargers with no improvement. Here in NZ there is a huge wait for repairs, so if it is beyond repair I?ll just replace it. Any suggestion? Cheers.

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Re: Battery Problems

Buying new set of batteries wont help.
This problem is often in A80.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

Re: Battery Problems - Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera Digital Cameras

Have you tried a new set of batteries?

Posted on Apr 30, 2007

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