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I have a canon eos300 and it will not focus properly and will not take a picture. the only thing that happens is that the flash flickers.i have tried it manually and the shutter clicks but then shows an empty battery picture in the display. if i then press shutter again everything appears in display. but will still not take a picture. can you help? they are new batteries.

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The question here is are they fully charged batteries.
low battery power causes the unit to not focus correctly and the flash not charging fully

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