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Canon Powershot SX100 Change battery light comes on when I install new batteries. I have cleaned terminals, installed in correct orientation, and used AA Alkaline batteries.

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Dear sir/madam,

it only fixed to put rechargables in. tried to use rechargeable batteries.

Alkaline batteries stored at "room temperature" self discharge at a\015\012rate of less than two percent per year. So normally refrigerating or\015\012freezing them will only help maintain their charge by a tiny amount.\015\012Hardly worth the effort of chilling them. However, if alkaline\015\012batteries are stored at higher temperatures they will start to lose\015\012capacity much quicker. At 85 degrees F they only lose about 5% per\015\012year, but at 100 degrees they lose 25% per year. So if you live in a\015\012very hot climate or are storing your batteries in a very hot location,\015\012it may be worthwhile for you to store your alkaline batteries in a\015\012refrigerator instead.
\015\012NiMH and NiCd batteries self discharge at a MUCH faster rate than\015\012alkaline batteries. In fact, at "room temperature" (about 70 degrees F)\015\012NiMH and NiCD batteries will self discharge a few percent PER DAY.\015\012Storing them at lower temperatures will slow their self discharge rate\015\012dramatically. NiMH batteries stored at freezing will retain over 90% of\015\012their charge for full month. So it might make sense to store them in a\015\012freezer. If you do, it's best to bring them back to room temperature\015\012before using them. Even if you don't freeze your NiMH batteries after\015\012charging them, you should store them in a cool place to minimize their\015\012self discharge.

When u use cheaper batteries usually get that message, but when u use\015\012more expensive batteries It don't and can take 400+ pictures.
\015\012For an example when u use Rayovac Heavy Duty batteries (4 pack costs\015\012about .99) It can take maybe 20 pictures, but when u use Energizer\015\012batteries ($3-$4 for a 4 pack) 400+ pictures can be taken. I'm not sure\015\012why this is, but it is something.....

good luck
Make sure camera is off and not on when you change battery's. It probably messed with something with you just took the batterys out while it was on. So turn Camera off take new ones out put old ones in turn camera on, turn camera off take old ones out and put new ones in and start it up.. Hope it helps.
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