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Canon PowerShot Pro1

I have just bought a "Canon PowerShot Pro1". I have not received the camera yet, however, if the person told it right and tested it correctly, the problem is that, even with a fully charged battery, it will show the message that the battery has to be recharged or changed.
I have searched on the NET for such a problem with this camera, but have not so far found anything.
Thanks for your help.

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  • Dave Lundmark
    Dave Lundmark Jun 22, 2008

    Thanks for the tips...
    Well, I have no way to know, since I do not have the camera. I have some batteries, I believe like that already. These were bought for another Canon, but they also fit my daughter's Canon 30D.

  • Dave Lundmark
    Dave Lundmark Jul 25, 2008

    I bought an adapter to run the camera with out the battery, it works great. I am ordering new batteries (extra one).
    Also: This particular kind of camera needs the BP-511A from Canon or other supplier, and it may help that the amperage is as high as you can find. I found some on Ebay which are 2000mAh, and also are $7.48 with free s/h I also chose not to have insurance, which saved another $6.00 per item. The normal batteries run about 1300 mAh and may not last long on this kind of camera.
    Take care,

  • Dave Lundmark
    Dave Lundmark Sep 23, 2008

    I have sent the camera to Canon for repair. It is not free, but because I used an adapter and then tried to use a battery, the camera would not detect the battery, thus decided to have it fixed, some internal problem, it seemed.
    Even though I have calculated that the repair is on the boarder of paying too much, it will still be a great camera. And the nice thing it should be like a new camera.
    This camera sells for up to almost $500.00 on Ebay used, and my repair is costing $157.00 plus what I paid for the broken unit $74.00. So it should give some good use.



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It probably has a battery that can't hold a charge to it and needs to be replaced. Those batteries can be purchased at Canon using this link:

You might be able to find a less expensive one on EBay, Radio Shack, or Batteries +

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