Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera ?

Keep getting change battery message and camera turns off.

\015 I keep getting change battery message and the the camera shuts down.This is a two year old Canon A720IS model. I replace the batteries and the camera works for two minutes at the most, goes dark and shuts down.I checked the battery contacts on the battery door and every appears fine.Thanks.\015

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Hi,

I had this on mine. If you pen the battery compartment door, you will see a piece of plastic labelled "CR1220". You can pull this out and replace the little CR1220 battery that it holds. That ought to solve your problem.
Sometimes the contacts and battery surfaces of the CR220 need to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips,
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