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The rechargeable batteries don't work in my Canon Power Shot A540, they are charged, I even checked them on my batterie checker. Says, full of charge, I put them in camera and it says "change batteries. Same happens with regular new batteries. I got this camera a year and a half ago, I would think it would last longer then that. Please help. Carol

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  • cefinn01 Jan 17, 2009

    Thank you Canon for caring. The last answer was helpful. I sent the camera in for repair on Thursday, Jan. 13, 09. Hope it can be repaired.

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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:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

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I have a Power Shot Canon A540. Even using alkaline batteries, the camera will not stay on. It states replace batteries. It is not on the recall list I checked. It's serial number is 2922243470. ...


I know you said you check, but you could be having the same problem.
ome Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. It seems that a little hinge spring in the door of the battery compartment can stick out and short the batteries. The end result is very poor battery life, with only a few shots taken before the batteries die. Also the battery door becomes hot.
here is the canon notice
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a530?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e0248004ccfb

Contact them directly to make sure you are not covered under free warranty.

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Even though I keep putting new AA batteries in my Cannon PowerShot A540 - from one day to the next it reads "Low Battery". It didn't used to do this. Anything I can do/have checked out?


Please dear

listen before buying battery concern about the quality of batteries and they must be rechargeable and lethiam battery.

If you use no rechargeable batteries or after buying but didn't no charge then i will request you please charge your battery up to 6hours. thanks

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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 this link for more info.
 

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You're using the wrong batteries. You need to purchase lithium batteries. They are quality batteries for high powered, battery operated electronics. Personally, I have a battery charger and use rechargable duracell batteries. (HR6/ DC1500/ NiMH/ 1,2V) Gives you approximately 16 hrs before having to recharge.

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My Canon power shot S2 IS does not detect the batteries


There is a battery charge level sensor in the DC/DC internal converter board.

It seems that just started to fail such board.

You can try with other brand or type of AA batteries.

If still you have the same problem, you will need to have replaced the DC/DC converter board on your camera. This means a Camera repair shop service on it.

Best regards,

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I have Canon power shot S2 IS digital camera.I bought it around 2 years back.Now my camera is showing the sign of "change the batteries" even though the batteries are fully charged and the lens does not...


i suggest replacing a fresh battery will most likely solve your prob, overtime rechargeable battery can drain easily, try changing with a new battery and see if it does work well, there might be insufficient current, thats why it tends to drop of voltage easily upon using, 
there is a specified lifetime for rechargeable battery, depends on your usage and charging method, theymaybe fully charged but sometimes wont give you enough power to drive 
cheers

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Low Batterie Sign


I had the same prolem. OK, try this. Try to discharge the AA batteries in some use, flashlight or else,,,,then recharge them, full charge, install the batteriers ...they should work fine....
I read somewhere that canon is able free of charge to correct a shortcircuit that the camera is susceptible to develop in the installation of batteries......But I hope the advise will work...
Remove batteries when not in use.

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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:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

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sounds like the flash isn't charging, as the flash icon flashes while the flash is charging before letting you take the photo. Put it in "P" and disable the flash and see if it'll let you take a photo. G>

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