Question about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera
We have had our A530 for approximately 16 months. Very early on we were seeing the red battery light, even after only a few shots. Although we didn't take many pictures, shortly after changing the batteries (AA) we'd see the flashing red battery light. Assuming that because we didn't use the camera that much, we thought that probably the batteries had lost their charge. It did seem strange, however, that only after a few pix, the battery light went on. Finally last October we decided to change to rechargeable batteries and bought a Merkury brand charger. We continued to see the red battery light, plus at times "change batteries" even though they had just been changed. At those times the camera shut down and when pressing the on/off button again it once again started, and again the battery light. We exchanged the first battery charger for a replacement. We're still having the same problem. So now we are thinking that maybe the problem is in the camera.
What shall we do now? This is very disconcerting.
Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. Suspect this of yours, in that you mention that your batteries aren't lasting long. If your camera is on the list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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