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Shuts off My camera shuts off in the middle of taking pictures. There are no low battery warning lights, new batteries (and even replaced those with new ones) but the problem is still the same. Does anyone know what the remedy might be. I love this camera and wish it would work like it like it once did. thanks.

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  • cindyloukc Dec 15, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I don't know about yours, but when my camera shuts down, the lens doesn't even close, and the manual settings don't save like they do when you power it down normally. I've refreshed the batteries in it, so I know that isn't the problem. I'm getting very frustrated.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I am havin the same problem :/ pretty annoying.

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I had the same problem. I figured out that it was being caused by loose batteries. When I would shake the camera, I could hear the batteries jiggle around and the camera would turn off. I fixed the issue by taking a stiff piece of wire; bending a little 90 degree hook on the end, and then using the hook to gently lift the little spring in the battery compartment. Now the batteries are firmly secured, and I don't have the problem any more.

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It sounds like your camera has an auto power off malfunction and you should call Canon tech support to have it serviced.

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