Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

No battery life

\015 My A550 reads "low battery," and won't perform, even when I put in brand new batteries. Is this fixable?\015

Answers :

If you have changed to new batteries and it still shows low battery warning, the camera may need the repair service.

Here is the information from Canon's support page.

Batteries do not last very long in camera (You will need to copy and paste the title on the search field)
"Solution:\015\012\011\011\011\011The PowerShot A550 requires service.
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Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some brands may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Walmart sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
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