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Battery power down

I've changed my batteries several times and eachtime I power up the camera it says to change the battery and shows me the flashing low battery icon. I've looked on the forums and there are several theories: one says the contact isn't working, the other says there is dust in the lens. THis camera is fairly new and hasn't been used much. thanks for you help... the memorexe

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  • fxnavarro Nov 20, 2007

    I have the exact same problem as the one indiated here. I've owned the camera since June. In September, the camera began telling me that the batteries needed to be changed. I did that but the same message keeps appearing.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    I have the same problem. Purchased the camera in August - it is in almost new condition. Batteries have been changed. It allows me to flash a picture, but then immediately shuts down and tells me to change the batteries. Can anyone help?

  • gigione Dec 27, 2007

    i'm having the same fxxxing problem with the same camera.Somebody please tell me what the fxxx, i can't believe one brand new camera could have such this stupid problem...

  • Civsgirl Jan 02, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Camera is new (4 months old) has not been dropped or abused, and yet I am now getting a "CHANGE BATTERY" notice when camer is turned on. Batteries have been changed several times. No Dice. Allows one photo to be taken and then shuts down.

  • el3men2dr Jan 13, 2008

    have the same problem changed batteries to new one and still get the low battery icon anyone found a solution for this>

  • paley1 Mar 07, 2008

    I purchased a CanonPower Shot A550 in October 2007.

    I experienced this problem that is, the Camera says to change the batteries without even using it. After a week of this I took the camera back to the retailer and they gave me a new one.

    Guess what...the same thing happened again. I've put in fully charged batteries each time and when I power up the camera it says to change the battery and shows me the flashing low battery icon. I haven't used the camera THAT much.
    I feel let down by what supposedly a quality camera from Canon and feel that Canon should take some action to resolve this issue. Does anyone know if there has been a resolution?



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Have same problem, but still no answer, a got a cheap kodak camera and it work without any problem.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008


Return the camera

Posted on Apr 07, 2008


I've only had the camera a few months and am having the same problem.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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