Re: canon EOS Rebel K2 constant low battery indicator...
Canon also uses the low battery Icon as a generic error code. Try taking the lens off the camera. If this fixes the problem the lens needs a repair (most likely the aperture unit). If not then the camera needs the repair (either the shutter or dc-dc converter circuit).
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That's entirely correct and normal, but the battery drain caused by the film counter is absolutely insignificant: think how long digital watch batteries last and they have far less power than your camera battery.
If the battery drains rapidly when the camera is not being used then there is something else causing the problem. Make sure that the camera is kept with a lens cap on when stored and not in use and consider removing the battery, although doing so for extended periods means that the camera will lose it's memory.
Dirty contact in the battery compartment, bad power circuit, bad switch etc. Too many things to be able to fix in this forum. Send it in for service or buy another used one, that may cost a lot less than getting yours repaired.
I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.
Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not
possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or
re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after
the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a
language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following theseFixya Tips:
Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.
That all depends on what you have your settings for. If you are not using the program mode, you'll need to make sure to check your Aperature and Shutter speed. Adjusting these might make your pictures come out better. Make sure to check your light meter, the needle or indicator should be in the middle for best results.
If this camera is a Canon Rebel K2 the problem may be that it might need a new main drive motor. I have replaced two drive motors in the last couple of days in these cameras. When the motor starts to go bad the film transport may stop in mid cycle and the battery check indicator starts to blink. The battery draw becomes excessive and the camera shuts down. Of course, there may be other problems but this a common one. Hope this helps.