Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera ?

I have a Canon SD1000 battery pack issue.

\015 I have a Canon SD1000 camera which was bought a little less than two years ago.\015\012The original battery pack that came with the camera (NB-4L) has had may be 40 complete charge-discharge cycles. About 3 months ago, the camera started flashing "replace battery pack" message on the LCD. This is very startge for a Li-Ion battery. Anyways, I wnet ahead an bout a genuine Canon replacement battery from newegg.com. Charged the new battery, and put it in the camera. The battery lasted me about 20 pcitures and went dead. Upon re-charging the new battery and putting it back in the camera, i got the same "replace battery pack" message.\015\012\015\012Looks like it is problem with the camera itself. I am not in a positions to buy new camera. Is there any way, this problem can be fixed. (Canon want $109.00, just to diagnose the problem!!).\015

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I have a Canondigital ixusi which had the same problem and I purchased three new batteries, but found that all of them showed the "replace battery pack" message when fully charged. I have solved this problem by cleaning all the terminals on the batteries and in the camera very thoroughly with alcohol and Q-tips. Even though the terminals look completely clean, there must be a slight film which is preventing good contact. The contacts in the camera are spring loaded and I suspect they are not making a very good conection to the battery so any contamination is making a high resistance to the flow of electricity. Hope this helps - it worked for me.
Is it possible to charge the canon batteries from the usb and my mac air or direct from a usb and the wall plug? I am travelling and tried to pack light and all 3 of my batteries are now dead. Hope you can help. tks.
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