Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera ?

Hi, I have a Canon Powershot A530 that displays the 'charge batteries now' message, and the batteries (NiMH) are new and fully charged. I've seen postings of a similar nature, but haven't seen a fix. Can you help? (The camera is two years ols, and has only recently been exhibiting this problem)


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Check the following Canon advisory to see if your camera may be shorting out due to the battery door spring. If so, Canon will fix for free:
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\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=12914&keycode=2111&id=28800
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