I used my camera on a Saturday and everything worked great. I looked at my pictures (via the camera) on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, I attempted to load my pictures onto my computer, but realized the camera itself was hot and would not turn on. I replaced the batteries with brand new ones and still the camera would not turn on. I let the camera sit for 5-10 minutes and made a third attempt to turn it on. The camera was still hot on the side where the batteries are located. I took out the batteries and they were so hot, I couldn't even hold them in my hand for a second. What is causing this? What is the solution?
Re: A310 - Batteries Overheating - Will Not Power On
To make a battery hot some short circuit has to be there u can check it by connecting a wire to both ends of a battery and te battery will become hot in a minute . it is because when electrons get a easy wasy to travel from negative to positive it will travel in a great speed and due to this speed it will collide with other electrons and will make the battery or wire hot . this is the same principal of a fuse wire also when lot of current passes through a wire it gets hot and will be burned]]
i think u have got the idea how a batter can get hot if u put the battery in the wrong side also this can happen to ur camera and if there is a short circuit or a wrong battery can also make it hot so check the manuel to find wich type of battery is needed for the camera
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finally!!!! i found somebody with the same problem!!! my camera does the same thing. i havent used it in years and now it does that. please, please, please, please contact me if you find a solution or something close to a solution. firstname.lastname@example.org
as far as it is working with re chargeable's then it is ok what is wrong with it , it needs more power i mean MAH so give it , to sell it go to ebay check the similar model price how much ppl are selling and post ur product
found out through research that this particular problem is a manufacture defect contact CANON customer support 1-800- 828-4040 M-F EST , ccd image sensor advisory update October 6, 2005 hope it helps some others
Hi! Most digital cameras require outrageous amounts of power to work properly. Be sure to use only high quality, hi power ni-mh rechargeable batteries. Check for Sanyo Eneloop or Duracell. Sometimes we think the camera is broken, but in most cases is only insufficient amout of power. If you can't find the before mentioned batteries, look for 2500mA NI-MH type rechargeable batteries and a proper charger. Good luck!
I bet you're using he maximum pic resolution on the camera, and the problem you mention isn't really a problem but a limitation of the camer itself. The delay you're seeing is the time it takes for the camera to "write" the picture to the memory card. It something I've seen in most of the FinePix cameras and the only soltuion is to reduce the resolution of the pictures, thereby reducing the size of the "write" to the card. Sorry if this isn't the answer you're looking for, if the answer is acurrate, I would appreciate a rating. Give the resoltion change a try and let me know if the write time is faster.
Sounds like the batteries may just be old. If you've had the camera for a while, the batteries will eventually expire and not charge as they should. I would recommend looking into new batteries. Try using regular AAs first. If that works, then you need some new rechargeable batteries. If not, there is a problem with the camera. If there is a problem with the camera, please visit the Canon site for more details or contact Technical Support with the number below.
For toll-free technical support, please call 1 (800) 828-4040 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight. EST, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., excluding holidays).
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I have an A310, and really like the quality of the pictures and videos it takes. But what you describe is not unusual for this particular model camera. Lag between shots in bright sunlight is usually minimal, but may be very pronounced in darker conditions. It's caused by inefficient and slow charging of the camera's flash capacitor.
There's nothing you can do to modify the design of the camera to change this. But you can try to minimize this some by using batteries with higher power rating. Alkaline batteries will not work very well in this camera, even if brand new. Would instead recommend that you consider rechargeable NiMH batteries. They run about $7 these days for a package of four. But they'll save you big bucks in the long run. Look on the package for power rating of 2,500mah or better.
Are you using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Walmart sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks 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 slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
I tried alkaline batteries in this camera and it would only work for a few pictures, then it would go unstable and do unpredictable things. The lithium batterys also caused problems like the ones you described. As a last resort I found that there was a ni-mh battery for this camera. I could not find this accessory. I purchase some batteries and charger then installed them into camera. reset the camera using the reset function, then tested camera. It now works correctly and consistantly takes good pictures. If the camera does not work with the ni-mh batteries it might be damaged or bad.