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Batteries keep dying

Our school has brand new Canon PowerShort cameras. Something is draining the batteries very quickly. Many times only 1 photo will be taken and then the batteries are dead. Does the camera take a special kind of batteries?

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  • lisa7270 Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. I keep replacing ALL the batteries and they all test fine. The camera reports them low and keeps shutting off. Sometimes after only a few pictures.

  • swell 696 Dec 18, 2008

    i also have the same battery problem,i have only used it 4 times *** soon *** i put freshly charged batteries the no life sign comes up.





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Camera was still under warranty & I sent it back to Canon after calling them. Service was incredibly fast. They found the optical assembly inoperative & focus not operating properly. They also sent battery recommendations. I think I am going to try the rechargables. They recommend: Panasonic Alkaline Gold, Duracell Ultra, and Canon Ni-MH. Will let you know how it works out. Thanks for the help as well.

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Hi

wat batteries are u using?

I have the same model, have been using rechargeable batteries as well as duracell. works good

dun buy those cheap batteries, $1.00 types, they are not enough to sustain the power requirement

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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