Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera ?

IT KEEPS TELLING ME TO CHANGE THE BATTERIES (EVEN WHEN THEY'RE NEW BATTERIES) AND SHUTS DOWN COMPLETELY.


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Couldn't find a firmware upgrade for my Canon PowerShot A720. Tried putting a piece of rubber under the spring on the lid to make it tighter and it helped because I can take more pictures before I get the dead battery message (even thought they aren't dead). I bought the Duracell that you can check the charge on because I'm sure I've wasted dozens of batteries by now.
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