Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

My Canon PowerShot A640 shuts down a lot - It seems there is something loose in the camera. Even though I keep putting brand new batteries in the camera, it continues to just shut down again and again and again. Where can I take this camera to have it looked at?


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Judging\012 from the hundreds of hits and top position of this issue, Canon cameras\012 have a propensity for falsely reporting low battery condition and then \012shutting down, even if the batteries have just been changed. I've had \012this experience with a Canon PowerShot A490, an otherwise good pocket \012camera that is rendered useless by this serious defect. This failure \012happens to develop just outside the 1-year warranty period. I consider \012this kind of failure a product of calculated, engineered obsolescence to\012 force repurchasing of cameras every 1 to 2 years. It's a ripoff of the\012 photography customer. Canon's reputation and sales deserve to suffer \012for putting defective cameras like this on the market.
What type of batteries are you using .... is there any thing shown on the LCD ...like the battery low indicator when it shuts down
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