Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera ?
Canon A720IS flash problem/low battery indicator
\015 I have a Canon A720IS that is just a couple of months out of warranty. I noticed that recently the low battery indicator pops on much sooner than it used to. Even with fresh alkaline batteries the flash indicator just blinks and it refuses to take a shot in any flash mode (auto or on) unless the batteries are removed and reinserted a couple of times. The battery contacts are clean and the memory battery is >3 volts. The camera used to work with cheap & dirty NiCads down to well under 1.2 volts and now is fussy with anything under 1.35 or so.Any suggestions?Thanks.\015
To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.
And this is the test that I did to confirm if it's a faulty contact issue:
- Camera\015\012door open;
- Used a\015\012bare metal paper clip;
- Shunt the\015\0122 batteries;
- Pressed\015\012down on them + the tiny door switch
- Put the\015\012camera on;
- check the\015\012low batt. indicator status
(If you try\015\012this, be very careful in handling the camera)
On top of the cure indicated at the preceding link, I also cleaned all camera contacts and the old batteries contacts.
Hope this will help, it did for me.
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