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PowerShot A460 Battery Problem

It worked for the first 2 months or so I had it, then when it comes time to change the batteries, I do so, and it still says I need to change the batteries, while I have fresh ones in, and eventually it shuts off, and gives me that 'change batteries' screen. Help?

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  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    I Have the same problem too. Is there a solution? 

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    I have a Cannon Powershot A460 as well. I changed the batteries as well but it still shuts down and says I need to change the batteries.

    I hope there is a solution.

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    I tried the 2500 ni-mh batteries and it doesn't help. still the same change the battery message as soon as I turn the camera on.

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  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I keep getting a message telling me to change the batteries. I am using rechargeable NiMH batteries.

  • mangala84 Aug 21, 2008

    i have used new batteries still i m getting the meassage as change the batteries

    please give me some solution



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Try 2500 miliamp (mAh) ni-mh batteries

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