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Low battery problem

I have had two Canon A560's since Christmas. They both exhibit the low battery problem depicted by others.

The second camera was a replacement for the first. And it is a perfect repacement! It does exactly the same thing in exactly the same way!

NiMH rechargeables didn't help. Cleaning the contacts didn't help.

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  • Dennis Gelarden Feb 03, 2008

    This is my first contact at Fixya or any other chatroom, or whatever it is called. When I replied "inappropriate" I meant it didn't solve my problem. I had already tried NiMH batteries and Duracells with no improvement in perforrmance. And I stated that in my original posting. Sorry if you took offense, none was intended.

  • Dennis Gelarden Feb 03, 2008

    Holding the cover down tight doesn't cause the low battery icon to disappear.

    Sometimes turning the camera on and off makes it go away for a while.

    I also tried cleaning the termibnals with a pecil eraser.

  • Dennis Gelarden Feb 03, 2008

    I didn't see any downloads at the Canon website for the A560.

  • Dennis Gelarden Feb 03, 2008

    Because the camera is brand new (less than 20 pictures taken due to the battery problem) I hesitate to go bending around on the contacts. It hasn't had a lot of batteries installed and removed. And even if it did, it's supposed to be made to do that.

    If it were old and out of warranty your idea might be a good temporary fix. But if it already isn't making good contact when new, how bad will it be in the future?

    I guess I'll call Canon tomorrow and see what they say.

    Thanks for trying.

  • Dennis Gelarden Feb 03, 2008

    I'm going to try Canon tomorrow. Thanks for trying.

  • mkid Feb 10, 2008

    I too have a Canon A560 with the same problem. It's two months old and I've only used it a handful of times. At first it worked fine. Now, I get the low battery indicator when I turn it on (about 80%of the time). Doesn't seem to matter which brand of batteries I try, even if they're right out of the package. I couldn't find any help at the Canon site either but have found others with the same problem in other forums.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    I get the low battery warning after taking a few pictures with my brand
    new A560. I'm using Kodak brand rechargable Ni-Cad 2400mAh batteries. I
    thought I had a defective battery charger and got a replacement unit,
    but still have the same problem. Appears to be an issue with the

  • Dog tired Feb 20, 2008

    I have had the camera for one year. The first six months it worked just fine. I replaced my charger and batteries. Now new batteries get same result "replace batteries".

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008


    I have been hacing the same problem and I just purchased my camera a few weeks ago. I love the perfomance of the camera, but the baterries (rayovac hybrid nimh maha 2100 ) seem to die quickly- I am so frustrated an thinking of returning the camera, though I love canon and haven't seen any poor rviews about these new batteries. Any other thoughts aside from the contacts being bent?



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See if they offer firmware update are uusing nimh duracells are best

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    nick helpap Feb 03, 2008

    this not inp mark me as thx for trying your getting free serv here if u want one on one chat cost ya 12 bucks ok best way mark me as thx for trying thats rude im tryingto help u did u do firmware update yet what type batteries brand name uusing this stuff matters wther u dont know are u a tech

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    nick helpap Feb 03, 2008

    thx u very much now try formware ok please cheak website 1st for updates before we take it aprat u know

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    nick helpap Feb 03, 2008

    ya i understand just kills our ratings when we try to help did u do a firmware update before is ther way to get firmware on it with fresh pack or wont stay on that long if not usally insternal problem with bios controls telling it no charge cheak batery cover if u hold it down tight does it stay on

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    nick helpap Feb 03, 2008

    thats it then u see springs down in ther take a dental tool pull them back up good so battery bounces then close cover then snug tight hold from bateries in and out so much pushed dont coneters getthem back up small tool if this works mark me as fix ya ok thx nick

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    nick helpap Feb 03, 2008

    ok try that but it might have got bent down fulty cover were it holds them in



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