Question about Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera
I received my A510 as a gift Xmas "06. In 10/07 it started to tell me OFTEN to change the batteries. I was always using Duracell rechargeable batteries and thought that perhaps they were just not holding a charge any longer. Today I purchased new Duracell rechargeable 2650 mAh batteries and took just 1 photo. When I went to download some pics to my computer the camera asked to change the batteries. I instead just plugged into the wall and am still be asked to change the batteries. Please help!!!
Take a look at the following recall advisory for the A530/A540.
Look closely at the second picture. Does the spring on your battery door stick out and overlap/touch the metal battery contact plate as shown in the second picture? If so, affix a small piece of tape to the contact plate between the plate and the spring to insulate the plate from the spring. Make sure that the spring should not be able to directly touch the plate, and is shielded by the tape.
Note that currently Canon has not included the A510 in the recall, but if you experience this problem, this fix should correct it.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
This may be a bit late, but I may have found a solution for this problem.
I haven't tested it thoroughly yet so it might me a coincidence.
What I did:
BE CAUTIOUS WITH THE SMALL METAL PARTS!
Screw off the small metal plate that connects to the batteries.
Put some tape on the metal parts that are underneath it (watch out there's a spring in there and it can 'jump' away rather easily). Screw the plate back on.
I put in the same batteries in the camera as when it said "Change the batteries" but now they work (for quite a while and not empty).
I hope it works for you too. :)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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