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Tried toothpick trick described on net, changed supplementary battery, message still coming up camera not even opening with new batteries

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I was just messing with my camera that had the same problem, my camera would allow me to view pictures with out the message popping up so i had the memory card out while it was on and put the card back in while the camera was still on and in view mode and pushed the button to take a picture and it switched modes without saying change the batteries. it said no memory card but i turned it off and back on and it was as good as new...probably a lucky fluke in my case but hopefully it will work for those with the same problem.

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I just had the same issue when one of my children drop the camera. I'm not wanting to break anyone's camera but I was able to open the lens cover and pull the lens out and then turning it on it retracted and worked just like it should.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: When putting in new batteries the "change battery" sign comes on

try new Alkaline batteries or fully charged NiMH batteries, you may need to clean and adjust the springs in the battery compartment
this tips may give you more details
http://www.myfixtips.com/blog/digital-camera/why-my-camera-keeps-saying-%e2%80%98change-battery%e2%80%99-even-with-new-batteries-176.htm

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: CAMERA battery low message with new batteries

I have the same problem with mine!! Had it about 14 months now too!! Glad I'm not the only one... I don't know what to do! I have gotten brand new rechargeable batteries and instead of getting 250 shots, I only get like 20!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Change the batteries message even with new NIMH RShack batteries

The solution is to change the small 'date/time' battery. You can have the regular batteries as charged as you like, it won't make any difference. The tiny date/time battery is in the same compartment as the regular batteries, on the opposite side of the hinge. Extract it with a fingernail, it is situated on the left hand wall of the battery compartment (when the camera is inverted and the compartment open).

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

Testimonial: "I don't even knew about the this date-time battery. I will buy a new one and replace it. I am pretty sure this will solve my problem. Thanks"

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The batteries died while I was taking photos. The lens did not retract. I changed the batteries and it would not come on. Changed the batteries again and got a message 'Change batteries'. I hooked it up to...


I don't know if you have a voltage meter, but you do, check the voltage of the batteries, you just tried. I have seen many "new" batteries that aren't good, and had similar problems as a result.

Even so I'd suggest a brand new set of Duracell or Energizer batteries, BUT.....

Why aren't you using NiMh rechargables?????

They have much more power will give you over a year of picture taking even if you shoot hundreds of pictures a day. All you need to do is make sure you charge them about once a week, even if you don't use the camera.

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Change the batteries message keeps appearing even with fresh batteries. The camera turns on then immediately turns off What's up?


This actually a really common problem among Canon point and shoot cameras. There are a couple of methods that have worked well for others.

1. Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries. Then take a regular wooden pencil and place the eraser end down onto the battery contacts. Rotate the pencil to remove any corrosion. Sometimes a lack of proper battery contact will result in the low battery indicator.

2. Take a toothpick and wedge the tip under the battery contact and break it off. This will put more pressure between battery and contacts.

You can also try installing 3rd party firmware at http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_in_Brief
This is a bit technical and will probably void your warranty, but might be worth the try.

May 08, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera

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I have a canon a 560 displaying low battery even thought i checked and confirmed that the batteries were in good condition.


Here is the suggestion:

The battery compartment cover and the design of the metal electrical contacts is flawed. These acontacts re made of springy metal, but there isn't enough force to press the metal securely against the battery. The end of each contact has a metal tab that prevents it from being bent further out to increase the tension. These contacts are the cause of the low-battery warning.

Some fixed the camera by inserting tiny pieces of plastic foam (i.e., spongy, like from "foam rubber" pillows) under the metal contacts. Used a small screwdriver to gently bend up each metal strip, and stuffed a small piece of foam under it. This provides enough force to keep the contact securely touching the battery.
or You can also try the "toothpick trick" as described in various forums, and it seems to be working. There is a belief that there is a design flaw with the battery compartment door, or the springs that press against the battery. By wedging a toothpick under the battery contacts, it seems to force the contacts into the battery, seemingly helping with the problem that many are facing in this and other forums.

Mar 09, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

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My Canon claims that I need to change the batteries. However, I have changed them out 3 times with brand new batteries. It is now dead and won't turn on.


Here is the suggestion:

The battery compartment cover and the design of the metal electrical contacts is flawed. These acontacts re made of springy metal, but there isn't enough force to press the metal securely against the battery. The end of each contact has a metal tab that prevents it from being bent further out to increase the tension. These contacts are the cause of the low-battery warning.

Some fixed the camera by inserting tiny pieces of plastic foam (i.e., spongy, like from "foam rubber" pillows) under the metal contacts. Used a small screwdriver to gently bend up each metal strip, and stuffed a small piece of foam under it. This provides enough force to keep the contact securely touching the battery.
or You can also try the "toothpick trick" as described in various forums, and it seems to be working. There is a belief that there is a design flaw with the battery compartment door, or the springs that press against the battery. By wedging a toothpick under the battery contacts, it seems to force the contacts into the battery, seemingly helping with the problem that many are facing in this and other forums.

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I have a nikon d60 and every time i turn it on a message comes up saying "error. turn camera off and then on again." i do this and the same message comes up. how can i fix it ?


Try to take out the battery and then put it back after a minute or so. If the camera is still not coming to, change the battery to another one. If this does not work, you need to take to the camera to a repair shop to be checked.

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Canon 400D I have an error code Err01 I have cleaned contacts between the camera and lens but still have the error code


I had the Error 01 message on my 400D
I changed the support battery ( CR 2016 3 V) which is placed inside the main battery compartment.
This did the trick.

Jan 18, 2010 | Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

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''change the battery'' message


Cross check that the batteries u inserted are compatible with the camera.

Hope this helped sir..

Jan 05, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

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Change the batteries message even with new NIMH RShack batteries


The solution is to change the small 'date/time' battery. You can have the regular batteries as charged as you like, it won't make any difference. The tiny date/time battery is in the same compartment as the regular batteries, on the opposite side of the hinge. Extract it with a fingernail, it is situated on the left hand wall of the battery compartment (when the camera is inverted and the compartment open).

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