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Battery low indicator on Canon Powershot A470 camera is always on
\015 We have a Canon Powershot A470 camera, which was only $130 and is used by our young daughter. The problem is that even with brand new good batteries, the low-battery indicator comes on immediately and prevents the camera from taking pictures. Canon's flat-rate repair cost is more than the cost of the camera, but throwing it away seems crazy, when it is a great camera for its price. Any thoughts?\015
You're using alkaline batteries. No matter how much you pay for alkaline type batteries, they just cannot cope with the amount of power that a digital camera needs - especially an older model. Use a type called lithium AA, energiser make a very good version. You can usually buy them in camera shops, and they can be a little pricier, but the camera will take between 300-500 photos per set, so worth it. If thats not possible I would suggest using rechargable batteries with a charger - the higher the number the stronger the battery. 2100mAh to 2900mAh should be okay for a camera, and the best type is niMH (not niCD). Good luck.
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