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Put new batteries in and it tells me to chnge them

When i put in new baqtteries which are reputable and og high standard the camera keeps telling me to change batteries then switches off. this never used to happen. I have had the camera for roughly 2 years and it was a gift, so do no not have the receipt or even the box it came in.

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I had a powershot 530 this post i saw while surfing on net helped me out in solving the problem may be it will help ur model tooas it say s almost all major models are suffering it. I am not sure about the leech policy of this site thats y posting the link
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TIPS:
1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!

2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!

..to fix this...

Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.


or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.
If nothing happens just tell me..

Hope this may help;

Regards,
VOTIT

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2. I don't get the message, but the next time I check the camera (a few days later), one of them is totally drained.
Something is very wrong and I plan on contacting Canon.

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