Question about Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera
Hi, I picked up camera, turned it on and a message telling me to change batteries came up. I knew they should be good, but I replaced anyway. And I'm sure the battery door is securely shut, despite the difficulty in doing so. I wondered if there is a reset method? Or? I bought it in 2010 and used just last week. Thank you for any help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in a digital camera. Some may also have reached their shelf life, and though right out of the package may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras that use AA's for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you read the camera's instruction manual concerning batteries, you may see the same recommendation.
Keep in mind rechargeable NiMH batteries will save you money in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may be angry with yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:
Posted on May 23, 2009
I have a Canondigital ixusi which had the same problem and I purchased three new batteries, but found that all of them showed the "replace battery pack" message when fully charged. I have solved this problem by cleaning all the terminals on the batteries and in the camera very thoroughly with alcohol and Q-tips. Even though the terminals look completely clean, there must be a slight film which is preventing good contact. The contacts in the camera are spring loaded and I suspect they are not making a very good conection to the battery so any contamination is making a high resistance to the flow of electricity. Hope this helps - it worked for me.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
SOURCE: battery door replacement
Does this mean you have a replacement door already?
If so, you will need to figure out how the camera comes apart. This is not always easy to do. I suspect there will be screws or snaps hidden. Improper dis-assembly will cause damage to the case and/or finish.
I would contact Canon and ask if there are any repair shops near you that they could recommend.
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
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