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Canon IXUS 100is battery pack problem.

\015 When i try to turn my 100 ixus the screen just says 'CHANGE BATTERY PACK' even though the battery is fully chargedand sometimes it turns on fine.Any idea any one.?\015

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Happened the same with mine. At the beginning I tough it was related with the sd card as when I removed the card the camera would turn ON. Later on I found it to be related with the camera contacts. After cleaning the battery contacts with alcohol and a cotton swab it started to work fine. SOLUTION: Clean battery gold contacts.
Your battery pack is made up of cells.
\015\012If one of the cells is bad or low, then the camera will work - but the battery level sensor KNOWS that the voltage level is low.
\015\012It will work for some time... then finally fail. A nut (like me) would take the pack apart and zap the bad cell by discharging a large capacitor across the weak cell. I have added a year or more to a battery pack by doing that.
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