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Low battery all the time

My Canon Powershot A550 shows the low battery signal even when I put new batteries in. The lense continuously closes and the camera shuts off even with new batteries. What's going on?

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Remove one battery after using your camera..install again when taking more photos. This solved my draining battery problem.

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This is not a good signal. you can make this prove. clean the internal camera contact with a specific contact spray and one cotton fioc
ore you can use normal denaturated alcohol. this is one possibilty. if you dont have any betterment. its probably that the camera have a eletronic defekt. this is not so uncommon with old camera. the camera have internal fuse the works not good and gives this problem. motherboard defekt. good luck i hope for you that is only a dirty contact faulty.
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I have canon A550 and i had the same problem like u. i just bought rechargeable sony batteries and when i try to use says CHANGE BATTERY. I tried the solution from up above with the alcohol and still not working, the solution is simple.
the cam has also a small round and flat battery (looks like the battery of wrist watches), and i removed it. i turned on the cam again and the battery is full and i dont have to change it. now i just have to go buy that small round flat battery and replace the old one because that battery keeps the date and hour on the cam. TELL ME IF WORKED

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Welcome to Fixya Customer Support

By analysing your problem it deffinately due to battery power sensor problem.so you can visit nearer canon camera service centre,they replace the sensor.

good luck

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