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Low Battery My canon Powershot SD10 digital camera always shows low battery even right after charging. If i take pictures, there are horizontal lines present, but not with video. I already changed the battery to a new one but same problem happens. Appreciate your help on this. Thanks, Ailene

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  • hoveboy Apr 18, 2008

    Hi,

    I have the same problem with my powershot SD10. I have 2 batteries, which I recharge and after taking a few pictures I get the low battery warning and the camera then switches off. I do not want to buy a new battery if the camera has a problem.

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Could be a few things. 
1) What kind of batteries are you using? Try NiMH batteries, not alkaline. 
2) If that doesn't work - the best batteries are lithium rechargeable. 
3) If THAT doesn't work - you may have a bad battery sensor, in which case you'll need to bring it to the nearest camera repair shop and have them replace it for you - it's not a huge deal, but it's better than having to switch off the camera for an hour or so, take a few pix, than switch it on again, and so on. 

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