Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Canon Powershot A540 - Change Batteries when Batteries Fully Charged

\015 With fully charged LION batteries, my Powershot A540 only displays the message "change the batteries" on a totally black screen. If I turn it off and back on, it will occasionally show a normal display but with the battery indicator on the lowest setting. It will thenI take 1 or 2 shots before again displaying the "change the batteries" screen. Any ideas?\015\012\015\012(Since at first I thought it must be the batteries I have tried several different brands of batteries all fully charged and I get the same results. The batteries work fine in all other cameras and electronics except this camera.\015\012\015

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Some 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. Suspect this of yours, in that you mention that your batteries aren't lasting long. If your camera is on the list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
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