MY CAMERA WON'T COME ON. WHEN ON, LOW BATTERY LIGHT FLASHES AND SHOTS DOWN CAMERA. I REPLACED THE BATTERY SEVERAL TIMES, EVEN USED BATTERY RECHARGEABLE FULLY CHARGED AND STILL PROBLEM PERSITS. I TESTED THE BATTERIES IN MY OTHER CAMERA AND THE OTHER CAMERA WORKS FINE.HELP ME!!
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Re: CANON POWERSHOT A300
If it's a short, not much that you can do other than try to track down the short location with a voltmeter. But I do have doubts that a short is causing this. The A300 is a notoriously power hungry camera. It's the first digital Canon to use two AA batteries. It takes great pictures, but unfortunately Canon didn't spend much time focusing on battery efficiency in getting the new two battery design out the door. As a work-around, try taking pictures by shutting off the display (press the DISP button) and using the optical viewfinder. Also the camera works best with high power rechargeable NiMH batteries rated 2500mah or better. Very inexpensive NiMH batteries are generally weak, and if no rating is shown on the package or battery, should be avoided.
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how much time between shots is it? ususally there is a 3 minute none use shut down timer or warning light. so if it is more than 3 minutes from the time you take one picture to the next picture then that might be your problem. also these new digital cameras have all kinds of sensors built into them now. they have motion and face and distance and light and image sensors in them that use your battery. also the new 3d digital cameras have even more sensors. the memory card also uses the battery as well but you digital camera won't work without it though. some flashes add-ons may you the battery. almost forgot about the lens, they also use the battery as well. the use it in the "auto focus" and with the power zooming. so if you are moving around allot and zooming the focus in/out allot then this uses the battery as well. try to do as many shots as you can in three minutes as you can then power off the camera and when not in use this may extend the battery life. also chargers have a 12 to 24 hour charge time while others are fast chargers and may only have a few hours of charge time called quick chargers. some chargers have lights that indicate charge or charge complete see your charger's user's guide for this. also check the contacts on the battery itself and make sure that they are clean and shiny because dirty contacts leads to not working well or charging properly.
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:
For the best results, I recommend you to use Canon rechargeable (NiMH) batteries. Rechargeable batteries provide the best performance and are the most economical choice. Else...... AA alkaline batteries such as those from Energizer or Duracell will provide the best performance for non-rechargeable batteries.
Don't use regular alkaline batteries (even though you can...) It's a pain to splurge for the more expensive lithium or photo-specific batteries, but they do last. I take A LOT of pictures with my A590, and can usually get several hundred shots out of a set of good batteries. Try Energizer's web site for a coupon, sometimes they have them available.
Hi! If you're sure that the batteries are full, then the power board has to be changed. It's the first board under back cover, with the buttons on the other side of it. Contact your local Canon service center. If they ask very much, you can contact me firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you a price - I have access to new Canon parts.
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:
Take out the battery and put it back and than recharge again. Some times in case of G5 it happens that the camera battery is not properly charged and the indicator shows that its fully charged (i.e. Green light) In such cases battery need to be taken out and than put back again and recharged
Try to clean batteries host's contacts (cover and inside).
By the way, did you charged the batteries before inserting them to camera. In case of a positive answer did you checked their voltage after charging ?
Hi. I bought a used A70 that had that problem. I disassembled the outer body panels and found that a base panel assembly screw was too long, and was touching the LCD's ground cable, at the cable's tip. I changed the screw for a shorter one and it was settled. It never happened again.