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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

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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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