Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

After putting new batteries into the camera it will only take 5 or 6 shots before telling me that the batteries need replacing.


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I don't know which type of batteries you used, but if you use AA batteries, you must select hight Amp types such az alchaline or NI-MH (rechargeable) with 2000mAhr real capacity or more...\015\012some chines batteries have 2800mAhr az writen on them but it's just a big lie. so be aware
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After putting new batteries into the camera it will only take 5 or 6 shots before telling me that the batteries need replacing.


I don't know which type of batteries you used, but if you use AA batteries, you must select hight Amp types such az alchaline or NI-MH (rechargeable) with 2000mAhr real capacity or more...\015\012some chines batteries have 2800mAhr az writen on them ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a Cannon PowerShot A75 and when I try to take pictures the screen is black and there are lines running across the screen. It will not take pictures. I have charged the batteries and I have put new batteries in and it did not solve the problem. Please tell me what I need to do to fix my camera. There is not a Canon dealer near me. Thanks, Brenda Chapman


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Shipping is via UPS and FEDex This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a Cannon PowerShot A75 and when I try to take pictures the screen is black and there are lines running across the screen. It will not take pictures. I have charged the batteries and I have put new batteries in and it did not solve the problem. Please tell me what I need to do to fix my camera. There is not a Canon dealer near me. Thanks, Brenda Chapman


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. I'm sure there's a UPS station nearby you. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the f ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Batteries need replaced constantly. I am using 2 AA alkaline as instructed. As soon as I put them in it says batteries are low and shuts off. This is happening with all brands of new batteries. What's the problem? Occasionally I may get to take 1 or 2 pictures before this happens, usually none. Seems to be a prevalent problem with this particular camera. This is my 2nd Canon and I'm pretty sure there won't be a third. Canon should recall these cameras and either fix them or give a reduction on a


Canon actually has recalled some serial numbers for your model camera for the problem that you're experiencing. Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

Canon Powershot A540, batteries need replaced constantly. I am using 2 AA alkaline as instructed. As soon as I put them in it says batteries are low and shuts off. This is happening with all brands of new batteries. What's the problem? Occasionally I may get to take 1 or 2 pictures before this happens, usually none.


According to Canon, your camera needs servicing. ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

I put new batteries in my camera but it says i need to change them. Why is it telling me that I need new batteries when I just put brand new ones in?


You must be using battery available at the store having the handling capacity of 250 to 300 ma\015\012what you need to use is a rechargeble battery with a capacity of 2100 and above this should definately solve your problem ... Digital Cameras

Battery Problems The Canon PowerShot A480 is sucking the life out of the batteries! I get about half a dozen shots and it says I need new batteries - I change to fully-charged ones and as soon as I put them in they are almost gone (that icon is flashing at me). I have used new rechargeble and old ones ... I've used two different rechargers ... I've tried leaving the batteries in until the red light goes out on the charger and I've also tried leaving the batteries in for a day or so past the red


Try not useing recargeables ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera

Good evening I'm in Lima Peru on a medical mission away from the US for two weeks. I am on my 2nd week and my Nikon D200 stopped working. Before I left I thought the batteries were old and I replaced them with new nikon en-el3e. At home i could charge both batteries put them in and when i pressed the shutter button the control panel would go blank and I would have no power. I bought the new batteries and it worked fine for about 150 shots down here now it won't turn on at all both batteries are


Sorry to hear about your camera. Hope you already fixed it. If not, could you please precise what lens are you using? What are the precise description of the last "black out"? Please try to be as precise as possible(Circumstances/Was it inside or out ... Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

Just purchased the DS6618 new off the shelf where it sat for 6-7 years. Battery will not charge. Do I need to replace teh battery? What battery does it take? Who can replace the battery?


Usually a battery that hasn't been used or charged for a long time ... may not be able to hold a charge anymore. So, if you have "plugged" it in (to the USB link/power source) to charge it (for about 24 hours or more), and it still isn't charged, th ... Oregon Scientific DS6618 Digital Camera

Pink pictures the other day.... I was using my camera and it started showing lines through the image, the image quality was getting worse and worse.  I figured needs new batteries.  So I put new batteries in it and now it takes pink pictures!  How strange my evergreen pictures look in fushia color!   I tried and tried for a couple of weeks, I checked all the settings, even took the batteries out and restarted, but still pink!  all shades of pink!  Here's where it really gets odd, I got my camera


Hi all -- This is a physical problem with the way the lens is seated. I didn't figure this out myself; I was told it by a camera repair shop guy who also owned a 945 and had the same problem. Basicly, you adjust the lens, relative to the body, by d ... HP Photosmart 945 Digital Camera

Put new batteries in and can only take one picture then needs new batteries


Assuming that the new batteries are the correct type for the camera and they are fresh/fully charged, your problem may be due to corrosion on the\015\012battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

Last year I bought my mom a digital camera for christmas. It worked great for about 2-3 months. Since then it is speratic, it will turn on let you take a couple of pictures then shuts down all by itsels. If you put freshly charged batteries in the camera it will let you take 4-5 pictures tells you low batteries then shuts down. Is there any way we can return the camera to the company and receive some credit to purchase a new one for my mom? The other question is could we get it fixed?


Hi! Most digital cameras require outrageous amounts of power to work properly. Be sure to use only high quality, hi power ni-mh rechargeable batteries. Check for Sanyo Eneloop or Duracell. Sometimes we think the camera is broken, but in most cases is ... HP Digital Cameras

I have a Bushnell Trail Sentry game camera and it will no longer take pictures. When I enter my code the number 5860 appears on the screen, then the word "snap" and then letters SLP appears and nothing happens. I have put new batteries in it and a new memory card and still it will not take a picture. What do I need to do now?


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Canon PowerShot SX10 keeps telling me that I need to replace the batteries even after I replace them with a new set of batteries. After a few pictures it will shut off.


May I suggest going to the Canon website, follow menu options Support and Downloads and look for a firmware upgrade. ... Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

Battery issue Hi, I've owned this camera for about 1 year. In the last couple of months the red battery icon will flash and the camera will shut down thinking it has dead batteries. The problem is, we may put in brand new batteries or fully charged re-chargable batteries and the icon is there right away. Does the mini battery inside need to replaced? If that isn't the problem then I have no idea what is wrong with thing......my last camera did the same thing (Fugi)


Sorry for the late response (don't know how I missed this post?). \015\012Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. Susp ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

Battery shows empty with new batteries. Recent development. Put batteries in, take a couple shots, battery is empty. Tried with several pairs of batteries. Contacts OK and tight. Suspect a software issue.


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Power This camera is now eating batteries like crazy. I take a couple of pics after putting newly charged batteries or new batteries out of a pkg but after couple of pics shows I have to replace battery. I cannot find the ac power cord for this camera either


... Vivitar ViviCam 3765 Digital Camera

Black screen I got a brand new DSC-650 and when I put it on, all i am getting is a black screen. Sometimes when i put it on, the power just shuts off, leaving the lens opened. I have to take out the batteries and put them back in and wait until a day past before putting it on so that the lens could close in back. I need help!!!! Its irritating me.


Sir,ur camera AV shutter properly not working or CCD problum this is repairable u try ur local service center ... Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

Blank screen i was taking photo and i think the battery went off and the lense could not go back inside, it took like two days for me to replace the battery. When i put a new battery, later the screen went back inside but caanot open. the screen still black. when i press the on button, it shows the power on the auto only and cannot show any picture. what could be the problem? thanks


Ssue:\015\012\011\011The LCD/Electronic Viewfinder will not display an image or the image is distorted.\015\012\011\015\012\015\012\015\012\011\015\012\015\012\011\015\012\011\015\012\011\015\012\011\011\015\012\011\015\012\0 ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

I have had the Nikon D40 for about 4 years. It has performed wonderfully and I love it. Just recently, the battery suddenly died (in one hour it went from 3 bars to one) and after several failed attempts to charge it, the camera would not allow me to take photos due to the battery needing recharging (flashing one bar). I ordered a new Nikon battery and put it in the charger when it arrived today. It registered that it was charging and after over an hour said it was completely charged. When


Cscolantoni: I have the same problem. I called APS, a Nikon approved repair company and they are going to test it. They said it was very rare and thought it was an internal problem ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

Hi I have just put brand new batteries in my canon powershot A560 and having taken approx 4 or 5 photos it is now telling me that my batteries need changing. The low battery symbol is also on alot of the time. Can you help?


Make sure that you use the correct type of batteries some cameras prefer Alkaline or Zinc Carbon both at v1.5 some only can take 3 rechargeable Nickel Cadmium (Nicad) Cells at 1.3V (3x1.5v= 3.9V) or one Lithium Ion at 3.6V Be careful if ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Have put fresh batteries in my canon a630 and fired off 3-4 shots when the camera tells me to replace the batteries. The camera then shuts down. A meter tests the batteries ok. What can I do to fix it? Roger


Did you tried to use strong Duracell alkaline ...or something much relieable?? I have about the same problem with a philips (Lumix) it eats batteries about in an hour..if they are good ones...and it is just the way they work ..if they are cheap ones ... Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

Olympus FE 4000 camera, pretty new I fully charged the battery, put it in and a orange light stays on for about 5 seconds you can hear a clicking sound like the lense is trying to come out, and then orange light flashes and it turns off. The battery is fine, ive tried taking the battery and memory card out and replacing nothing happens.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will hav ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

A85 Dead During a normal session, switching from picture-taking mode to view mode, the lens would not retract and the picture in the view froze with the current image. I could not turn off the camera. After a while, the batteries got very hot, so I removed them. I took out the CF card. Later, I replaced the batteries and the put the card back in. The camera worked very briefly, but the LCD view would not work, displaying flashing lines on a black background. New batteries didn't help. The camera


I read something about the fuse going out...http://www.dcresource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-18151.html ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

I have a HP Photosmart M415 digital camera 3 years old. It will not hold the charge in the rechargable batteries and also when I replace them with Duracel I can only take about 10 photos and then the camera tells me that the batteries are depleted and shuts down.I have also bought new rechargable batteries but the problem still persists.


You have to go for a rechargeable battery as duracell doesnt have enough current as the camera consumes more energy then a rechargeable battery has. go for uniross 2200 mha battery that is pretty cheap and best. ... HP Digital Cameras
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