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Camera only works for a short while with battery

When I put a newly charged battery into my camera, it will work for awhile. But once I'm done taking pictures and I turn the camera off, then the next time I go to use it, it doesn't turn on again. And I don't even have to use it for a lot of pictures - it might be just a few pictures and it still does this. Is this the fault of the camera or the batteries? Is there something I can do to fix it or should I take it somewhere to get it looked at? I just bought it 3 months ago, and this problem only just recently started happening.

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Re: Camera only works for a short while with battery

I guess this is a battery problem. Get to the nearest Canon authorised service center and then have them lend you a battery to test . This way, atleast you can isolate the problem.

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