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Canon ELAN 7 Battery issue. Camera won't recognize new batteries

All I get is the blinking empty battery icon. It gets enough juice to tell me there is none! Appearently the 4 small gold contacts are not coming up to touch the battery. The chrome center contact sits at least 1/8" above them. I don't know if they are mechanically or electrically raised or if they are spring loaded and just stuck. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • jeffrey_ting Dec 11, 2008

    I have tried 3 sets of fresh new batteries. The center contact probably powers the low level warning. Unless the 4 gold contacts are there just for looks, they need some way to raise and contact the battery. Maybe they raise individually depending on need or function. I have always used CR123A batteries. Is there a better battery pack?

  • wldlfnutz Dec 27, 2008

    My Elan 7NE worked perfectly fine with the original batteries. We changed batteries for the first time this summer, and have had the same problem. I purchased "123 Energizer Lithium photo" batteries. The camera indicates it needs 123A, but I have not been able to find those, is there any difference between the 123 and 123A? The first set of batteries I purchased worked when I first put them in, but as soon as I tried to take a picture, the indicator said no battery power. Went out bought a new set, and same thing happened. It seems as if the connection is not right, sometimes if I push down on the battery door, I can get it to show power, take a few pictures, and then the same thing happens. We've been using our old Rebel for now, but would like to use our new camera!

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A new battery will provide enough power to run the camera.....If your battery is not charging right the power will not be enough to run camera ...just the low level warning....which takes very little power to run!

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