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I have a Canon A590 Low Battery even with new batteries installed

I have a Canon A590 camera I bought a couple of years ago. I didn't use it much until lately and when I did it would take 1 or 2 pictures and then the battery low indicator would come on and then the camera would shut off. I had brand new aa batteries in it. It is virtually useless now.

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Use NMH type batteries standard batteries are not good enough for the write load that this camera draws. I think it recomjmends this in your manual if you still have it.

also dont use rechargables

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Posted on May 09, 2010

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