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I have a cannon powershot SD30 and the battery's charger shows its full but the camera shows its low battery then shuts down

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Your battery is only meant to last a year or two. When they go bad, the charger will show them as charged, but as you've discovered, this charge doesn't last very long. If an old battery, it's time to consider a new battery. Generic NB-4L's are relatively inexpensive. Here's some from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1217645671/ref=sr_st?keywords=nb-4l&rs=172282&page=1&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Anb-4l&sort=price

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