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My Canon Powershot A430 will not accept new batteries. I have tried rechargable & disposable batteries. They are all directly out of the pack & the charger & the 'Low battery' icon just doesn't leave. It may work for a few minutes, but it has trouble taking photos, (focusing etc) Help?

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Cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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I think I found the soultion.
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