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I have a Canon A430 Powershot digital camera, when new batteries are inserted they lose their charge in a few minutes. Recently I downloaded a number of images from the camera to my computer..since then this problem has come up..the camera is useless in it's present state...help!

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What kind of batteries are you using? Try regular AA Duracell Coppertop Batteries. I have a Canon A560 and I have the best luck with them. Forget the rechargeable they are hopeless. Mine rechargeable don't hold a charge.

You can also try wiping the battery terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be dirty from fingerprints or dirt.


For toll-free technical support, please call 1 (800) 828-4040 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight. EST, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., excluding holidays).

Give them a call. Unfortunately, I cannot find any support for your camera.

The only other thing I can think of is a glitch and you may want to reset to factory settings.

RESETTING SETTINGS TO THEIR DEFAULT VALUES
--SET UP MEMNU
--RESET ALL
--OK

Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connect to a computer or printer

Good luck and could you please rate this. Thanks so much!

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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