Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera ?

The batteries in my canon powershot A460 get used out really fast. Too fast! I tried using rechargable and unrechargable batteries, bought a whole bunch by now and allways the same problem. I know a bit about electronics and I'm guessing the supply circuit in the camera is not working as it should, my opinion is that some capacitor has a wrong value.


Answers :

Hi,
That is a possibility but in most cases the camera's are just very very greedy and eat the power like a starving dog.
The best way around this problem that i have found (my camera does the same) is to purchase plenty of batteries, preferably Duracell Alkaline as they seem to last, also refrain from using the flash when you don't need it as the flash really does eat the batteries, this will conserve power and you'll get a little more life from them.



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