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Camera is always low on power even when new batteries are installed

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  • jjaywaldner Apr 25, 2010

    I bought the best rechargable batteries available and it's still complaining about low battery.

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Are you using the high power rechargeables, or normal AA's? Some of these cameras will only shoot 20 pics on AA"s, where the good rechargeables will get 1-200+ shots, check with your manual on recommended batteries.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

  • reson2 Apr 27, 2010

    I searched this site and found another answer and wish to pass it on, Sorry I didn't get his name, please do a search to find the wiz who wrote it, hope this helps, he wrote;

    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 this link for more info:

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