Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

Battery drain My 520 has become hypersensitive to "low" batteries. Didn't use to be. Rechargeable or not, I will get 'replace battery' message on batteries that test way in the green on my tester. I cleaned the camera contacts with alcohol. New batteries will make it work, but fail way to soon ...usually at the perfect 'kodak moment'. Is it worth having repaired or ???


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I have the same problem and wrote to Canon. It's been a month but I am hopeful they will respond.
I have the Canon A540, almost a clone of your camera, and it doesn't **** batteries at all. I thought it did at first, as a matter of fact, I almost returned it. But then, I stopped using my old rechargeable batteries, and started using the newer, higher mAH batteries. Try using a rechargeable battery that is 2500-2700 mAH or higher. I noticed that the older rechargeable batteries I was using were only 650 mAH, and it really made a difference.
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