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Canon a570 battery fail - with any and all new batteries

I have a cannon a570 IS purchased less than a year ago. worked great for 6 months. now no batteries work - any brand/ new/ change - get battery low message all the time - lets me take 1 picture and then i need to replace!

i see on the cnet message boards that others have the same problem...any advice?

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  • spazoscsw Jan 07, 2009

    I have the exact same issue!

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    After about 18 months of perfect working now the A570 drains batteries in about 5 minutes.

  • Pretty Balu Jan 25, 2009

    I also have the same problem with our Canon. After taking four pictures a message comes up to replace batteries. Then we turn it off and thenturn it on and .....then the shutter will not open. This problem started to occur when the camera was only 5 months old.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I purchased my A570 IS from Canon when my 70 series camera went blackscreen. I then was offered this new camera over the phone. After using it several times, I noticed that I had to replace my batteries frequesntly. Sometimes within a week of putting them in. I use it sparingly and something is wrong with the camera not the batteries.

  • Rick Johnson Feb 21, 2009

    I bought this camera for my wife last Christmas. It was a great improvement over her 5 year old Cannon. sometime during the summer it developed an appetite for AA batteries, all types 5- 10 pics and the batteries are exhausted.

  • settins0n Mar 05, 2009

    Same problem...Flickering screen though...

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I have the same issue with the 'change battery' error. I changed the cr1220 battery, and tried several brands of AA batteries and still getting the same results. Is there a reset button of some type or a factory default setting maybe?

  • clairdo2 Apr 03, 2009

    Yes I have the same problem. just bought new rechargeable batteries, charged them overnight and camera still show low batteries...

  • parsley999 Apr 19, 2009

    Exactly the same problem here. I am lucky to get any batteries to last more than a couple of shots, before the low battery sign pops up. Pretty useless on a day out.
    I bought some top of the range 2700mAh rechargeable ones especially for it, thinking that the lower power ones weren't suitable, but no change. It also happens with ordinary non rechargeable ones.
    I am so disappointed with Canon. I thought I was buying a good quality camera and bought the best I could afford.



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Hmmm...... there might be a time battery that needs replacing. Look fore something like CR1220 or time battery. Pry it open and replace it with a battery of the same size.

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I have been having problems with batteries as well - spent lots of lolly on new batteries, chargers etc. to no avail - read on the web of a fix (but not a long term solution) - take both batteries out and hold down the on/off button for 30 seconds - replace the batteries and it works - can happen again and just repeat the process! I bought a new camera because of this problem and will never buy another Canon! Jo.

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Send it in to Cannon for repairs - I had the same problem with the "replace batteries" message even with new batteries. Sent it in for repairs and got it back within about 2 weeks - works great ! The repair order states that the "optical assembly was replaced". I bought the camera about 10 months ago and this was fixed under the 1 year mfg warranty.

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We emailed Canon. A tech suggested that we cleaned the contacts. We also used new 2450 mH batteries. My wife says she has taken over 100 pics with the same batteries.

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