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Battery low light

Even when I place new batteries (Energizer rechargeable at last try), the camera tells me the batteries need to be replaced. Can this be fixed? Thanks.

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Re: Battery low light

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:

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