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I have charged my batteries for about 4 hrs and inserted into camera but after few minutes it indicates low battery signal

Is there any problem with my camera or else in battery charger.

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If the rechargeable battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. Rechargeable batteries will fail if stored in a discharged state for long periods.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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Ok.  So far this has worked for me.  I had exactly the same problem and called Canon service after reading your post.
This is what they said to do, even though it sounds a little hocus-pocus:
• take out the batteries & camera card • clean the battery contacts ON THE CAMERA (those bumpy little things) with an eraser • click the camera on/off button 10 x • click the "take photo" button 10 times • put in newly charged batteries.


Hint:  Remove batteries every night. Never leave batteries in for more than 24 hours.  
So this has now worked for 20 minutes!  There's hope!
Valerie

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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I have the same problem. Worked for 3 years and now the battery charges to green but goes dead immediately. I've changed batteries. Its the camera not the batteries. Works fine plugged in. Obviously the cameras are not charging the batteries. Canon must know but I cannot find a fix and warranty is over. I guess buying the expensive camera of the day isnt always assuring you of quality.

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SOURCE: Battery life

The rechargeables are only meant to last a couple years maximum (pretty good that you got three out of them). Also rechargeable NiMH's have approximately 5 times the power of standard alkaline batteries. Alkaline batteries should only be used in emergencies in digital cameras as they will only last for a short while before they are drained (as you've discovered).

The obvious solution is that it's time to consider purchasing a new set of rechargeable NiMH batteries. Look on the package for a power rating of at least 2,500 mah. Avoid batteries that do not list the power rating as they are generally inferior batteries.

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problem with the mother board of the camera

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SOURCE: Battery not charging ?

Advise you to buy a new Digital Camera Batteries for Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
Replacement for: CANON NB-4L

,cheap and good performance.

Posted on May 12, 2010

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