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G2 PowerShot Power Problem

I've had my G2 a few years now and brought it into Best Buy for repair since it was still under warranty then... well it was supposedly fixed until 2 days before the warranty was set to expire. I was out of town and wasn't able to bring it in again...

Basically what happens is that I set the camera to charge and it acts as if its charging... light goes green after a while (few hrs of charging) then when i remove the charger and try to operate the camera the battery almost immediately acts as if was dead and takes maybe 1 or 2 pic's then shuts down and blinks of low battery.

This was supposedly fixed but even with a new battery still the same prob. Camera works fine with the power attached to it.

I love this camera but man... this problem stinks!

Any ideas?

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  • Scheme
    Scheme Mar 14, 2008

    I always charge the camera in the off position actually. I have no idea what the prob may be.
    I'm going to buy a new battery AGAIN* as alast resort.

    Thanks for the reply!

  • mgromes Jun 30, 2008

    I've go the same identical problem with my powershot G2. I charge it until it's green. Then I can unplug it, and turn it on. Then I turn it off. I can then plug into the charger, and it will take hours to recharge it until the light is green again. Are there any new ideas on this problem? It is a great camera.

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Buy a new battery, that helps, trust me.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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When you're charging the camera, make sure the power switch is set to OFF. We've run into the same thing- we could plug it in for days, but it won't charge at all if the power switch is on.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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