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.
Re: Canon ELAN 7 Battery issue. Camera won't recognize...
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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Take off the BP300 and put in the appropriate batteries in the camera. If the camera works without the BP300, you know the problem is in the battery pack. If not, you know the problem is in the camera. On eBay, you can replace the camera body for about $35 and the battery pack for about $20.
First make sure the batteries are in the correct position/orientation clean both battery terminal and look down inside the battery compartment make sure the "lower" connection is clean (shinny) if not you may need to use a pencil eraser with a piece of sandpaper affixed to it to get down in there and scrub off the corrosion. Another thing and I've run into this myself on a Canon Elan IIe was the battery indicator showed new batteries as dead but the camera attempted too function so, I just used it and used it and withing a few minutes the battery indicator showed the battery state of charge more accurately.
I dont agree, I have tried several different batterie types and the batteries are draining almost instantly with the camera and they are not actually being drained. I think the camera itself is at the end of its life...as I have used rechargeable batteries for the last few years and now they wont even show as being charged on the camera. It stinks Im in your same spot now...no batteries are lasting even the brand new lithium ones...it has nothing to do with the battery "juice" but something with the canon supply power not recognizing/recieving the juice. Im not a canon expert, but I think the problem is more than the battery here Steve and im confused at the solution as well.
I don't know if this is related to the recording problem, but I believe the red blinking icon may be telling you to replace the backup battery. It's a button-type battery and is located under a small panel located in the area where the LCD folds into, just below and to the left of the buttons there. The battery is a CR1616 battery. Try replacing it and see if it resolves the recording issue.