Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon Powershot SD780 - Change the Battery Pack!!! AARRRGGGHH!!

\015 I am aware that many other people have posted similar problems but so far I haven't read about a solution. Here is my story...\015\012\015\012When I first bought the camera, back in November 2009, it was fine. But then, every now and again, and even though the battery was fully charged up, it would display the every-annoying message: CHARGE THE BATTERY PACK. I'd switch it back on and nine times out of ten, it would power back up and perform with no problems. Over time however, thre problem began to get worse, with the CTBP message popping up opver 50% of the time, sometimes over and over and over. \015\012\015\012I bought a new battery. \015\012\015\012The very same thing happened, except not in a delayed fashion like the previous battery, but straight away. The message would pop up just when I would whip the camera out, seeing some wonderous sight in Kathmandu or Dhaka. And this problem continues to plague me to this day. I have no trust in the camera. But when it does work (which seems more and more random these days) it is fine. \015\012\015\012What makes it even stranger is that when the CTBP message pops up, if I press the play button, then it will show me the photos I've taken and videos I've shot with no problem, but go back to the 'take photo' mode, and the message is still there. Then after maybe 10 attempts, it will power back up and show full battery strangth. \015\012\015\012This is my first Canon camera and it may be my last.\015\012\015\012Can anyone help, short of suggesting I visit a hardware shop to purchase a large hammer?\015

Answers :

Actually, the problem here is that there isn't enough pressure on the battery. You need to put a small piece of cardboard on the battery facing the door to the battery chamber. That will force the battery onto the contacts a bit more.\012
\012Give it a try. It should work. That's how I got rid of the same error message.
My gf's Canon S90 has the same problem. I took the battery out to give the battery a longer life. When she inserted the battery, she putted in the wrong direction which means the three contact points of the battery were on the right (wrong) in stead of left (correct). After that, the camera keeps showing the error message" change the battery pack".
I think the reason why is because she pressed the battery in opposite direction so the three pins down there were bent.I used to a metal stick and pulled the pins back up a little bit. Now the camera is working fine. I dont think this is a SD card problem. I hope this fix can help!
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