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Canon Powershot A540 Digital Camera

I've only had my camera for three months. I had no problem with it initially. Now as soon as I put new batteries in it keeps telling me to 'change the batteries' and flashes red. This has happened with three sets of batteries and the last rechargeables I put in, it only allowed me to take one photo before it started flashing red. I'm at a loss as to what to do, any help would be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    Batteries do not last over one or two photos.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    After taking a few photos (or even one sometimes) my camera either shuts off or tells me I need new batteries. I HAVE new batteries (good photo batteries). If I open the door with the batteries and dump out into my hand and then right back in a shut the little door it will work for a few more photos. I'm frustrated as I continue to miss photo opps over and over due to this camera acting up. Do I take it to be looked at? Could it be memory card problem vs batteries? HELP~

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    camera flashes low battery even though fresh batteries are in it



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Konw this is an old post but this may help others with this problem. 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 check the following link for more info:

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

  • Starkey86404 Nov 02, 2007

    Switch to Duracell Batteries.... This solved our situation with our model.



There's a know problem with that model take it back to canon to fix had the same thing happen to me outside of warranty by a few month asnd they fixed it for free

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

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