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Canon A720IS flash problem/low battery indicator

I have a Canon A720IS that is just a couple of months out of warranty. I noticed that recently the low battery indicator pops on much sooner than it used to. Even with fresh alkaline batteries the flash indicator just blinks and it refuses to take a shot in any flash mode (auto or on) unless the batteries are removed and reinserted a couple of times. The battery contacts are clean and the memory battery is >3 volts. The camera used to work with cheap & dirty NiCads down to well under 1.2 volts and now is fussy with anything under 1.35 or so.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    when using flash when I take a picture the orange light blinks and screen goes black. It takes awhile to turn back on so I can take the next picture.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Over the past 6 weeks, my camera has been developing the same problem, until now it doesn't take a picture at all with fresh batteries. It simply shuts down. I have tried different types of batteries, all brand new or freshly charged, and my camera is now nothing more than a paper weight.

    Any suggestions?

    R


  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have replaced the battery and still see the low battery indicator. Help.

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Cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.

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Hello, for Canon 720is batteries problem this link could help:

lakeuk.blogspot.com/2010/04/camara-fix.html

And this is the test that I did to confirm if it's a faulty contact issue:

- Camera door open;

- Used a bare metal paper clip;

- Shunt the 2 batteries;

- Pressed down on them + the tiny door switch

- Put the camera on;

- check the low batt. indicator status


(If you try this, be very careful in handling the camera)


On top of the cure indicated at the preceding link, I also cleaned all camera contacts and the old batteries contacts.



Hope this will help, it did for me.

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