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Battery Indicator Flashing and then Camera Shut down

I have 4 new Energizer AA batteries in my Canon PowerShot A70. We have tested them and they are at full charge. The camera turns on, flashes the low battery symbol and then within a minute or two shuts down. I can sometimes shoot one or two pictures but this immediately causes it to shut down. 1. I have cleaned the battery terminals with Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. No help! 2. I have re-set the camera as per the manual instructions. No help! Can anyone out there help with this problem??? Thank you.

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  • Gary Meier Feb 26, 2007

    Canon website had firmware listed for the A70 but website did not have the firmware available (i.e. o.ogb) and there were no updates. Other advice please?

  • Gary Meier Feb 27, 2007

    Thank you for the responses. I have taken the camera to Canon Canada and they have indicated that if the problem is not a customer abuse problem that they will fix it for free and will FedEx the camera back to me at no cost. I was also told that although the Canon service dept is not a retailer I would be able to "trade-in" the camera on a new one - before it is repaired - and get a substantial discount on a new camera of my choice. That way Canon does not have to repair the old camera and keeps me as a Canon customer. Cost of repair not being done offsets discount on new camera. The street value of the camera I was interested in was $445.00 and they indicated they would sell it to me for $325.00. Interesting alternative!

  • whiskeyjay Nov 04, 2008

    (Change the Battery Pack"

    Several sets of fully charged batteries were tried. Terminals were cleaned. Everything was re-set once. And still the camera doesn't seem to be able to sense fully charged batteries.

    The camera will consistently power up when set in picture review mode. And 'sometimes' if you hold your mouth just right, it will power up and allow you to take pictures. But all the while in active mode, the low battery indicator is flashing.

    Does anyone have an address I can send this to?




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I have the same problem on the same cammera. I sent it to canon and they say they will fix it for free. I have the same problem on a canon a530 and sent it to them also. My wife had droped that one and put a dent in the metal around the lense worked fine but they said they must fix it along with the battery problem at a cost of $108. Give them a call 1800 652 2666.

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Maybe reflash the firmware? Check Canon website for firmware update and instructions.

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