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Even though I keep putting new AA batteries in my Cannon PowerShot A540 - from one day to the next it reads "Low Battery". It didn't used to do this. Anything I can do/have checked out?

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Please dear

listen before buying battery concern about the quality of batteries and they must be rechargeable and lethiam battery.

If you use no rechargeable batteries or after buying but didn't no charge then i will request you please charge your battery up to 6hours. thanks

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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