Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera ?

I keep getting change the batteries message even when the batteries are fully charged and camera turns off automatically.


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Is the battery door closing all the way and is it tight enough? Are the batteries making good contact and are your contacts clean? Also try using a set of rechargeable batteries instead or alkaline batteries. Give Canon a call if it's still under warranty and get a brand new replacement or your camera repaired.
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