Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera ?

Just bought a second hand Canon Powershot SX100 IS.

\015 It takes 2 x AA batteries but although they are fully charged the camera tells me to that batteries are empty?!\015\012\015\012whats wrong?\015

Answers :

Try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera first with a pencil eraser and then with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.
These cameras need a LOT of power- MORE than Duracell AA alkaline, or other OTC alkaline batteries can supply.
You really need the high capacity, rechargeable batteries: At least "Ni-MH AA 2700 mAh". Be sure they are at least "2700 mAh" batteries. They cost only a small amount more than alkaline and they last a long time!
Some of the best are: Energizer e2 (E Square) Photo L91 Camera battery - AA - Li 2900 mAh (Lithium Ion)

This makes ALL the difference in the world! Some people actually buy new cameras, thinking their old one is bad!
Some say they can't even get the camera to turn 'ON', or take even one picture with AA alkaline, then buy the 2700 or 2900 mAh rechargeable Ni-MH or Li-ion batteries and they last hundreds of shots!
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