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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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Re: Battery power down

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

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

Re: Battery power down - Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera Digital Cameras

Return the camera

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

Re: Battery power down

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

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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