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Canon powershot g5 - battery charge

Hello - i have left my canon powershot g5 on charge for 2 days. the led has gone green. when i turn the camera on i am getting 2 shots and then the battery has died. i have replaced the original battery, albeit not with an official canon battery. could it be the charger?

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Re: canon powershot g5 - battery charge

Take out the battery and put it back and than recharge again. Some times in case of G5 it happens that the camera battery is not properly charged and the indicator shows that its fully charged (i.e. Green light) In such cases battery need to be taken out and than put back again and recharged


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