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Canon EOS Elan 7

When I turn my camera on to start taking pictures, the battery blinks in the top window as if I have a low battery. I know this is not true, because I changed the battery more than once. The only thing that I have tried is to clean the battery contact points with an eraser on the end of a pencil.

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  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    battery symbol flashes and camera will not work. tried 3 sets of new batteries with no success. After reading this I opened the flash manually and turn camera on and off. It works.... until I try in a darker location again. THANKS for the advise.



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I had this problem when on vacation and could not find anyone to work on my camera. Now home I was scared to take into the shop for repairs. I found this in a search and tried it. WORKED PERFECTLY for me. Now to find why the flash does not come up is not as scary... THANKS

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I have the same problem!!

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  • aceya Sep 26, 2007

    Try pulling the flash up and turning it on and off. I think it's a problem with the flash. I had the same problem when I tried to shoot in auto with the flash down. I think the flash cannot pop up on its own for some reason and it shuts down to prevent damage.

    I can shoot with the flash down in creative modes, but when I try that in auto, I get that battery warning. Probably a spring is broken or something.

    The elan 7 needs the flash to strobe to get the best use of it's autofocus



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