Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

Hi there We have a Canon Powershot A570IS digital camera, about a month old. Since changing the batteries once, the camera "low battery" warning light blinks every time the camera is switched on, and then it just cuts out with a "change the batteries" message. The new batteries are fine. They have been checked with a voltmeter and are giving spec of 1.5 V each. Any ideas? Thanks for your help Andrew James, Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK

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Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on properly. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:
I had the same problem with my a570is. Here's the solution. Go into menu settings,\015\012then over to tools, select reset all at the bottom of options list. You\015\012may have to re-enter the date and time. This solved the low battery\015\012problem for me. I hope this helps.
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