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Battery life

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please help me.
i have a s3is camera when work whit it the battery life unknown (no shematic ).
only end of life it send a message.

i need know the battey life at evey time .

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Get the CHDK plug-in for the S3; it will then show you battery life as a percent. Note - you'll need access to an SD card reader to install it.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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