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.
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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I keep getting change the batteries message even when the batteries are fully charged and camera turns off automatically.
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 war ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera
I have a Cannon Powershot SD1200 IS which is only 3 weeks old. I often get the message "Change Battery Pack" when turning camera on even though the battery is fully charged.
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For fully charged NI Mi batteries 2700mA, when I turn on my camera I may or may not get the red low battery sign, I may or may not get over 15 shots, and I end up to the "instruction" that my batteries are low and must change them. Turning on and off the camera, everything is OK, I can take shots, and the problem returns. I have the PowerShot A570 IS Ai AF Cannon digital camera. I have a new charger that when the LED sign is on Green I know that the batteries are full. Is the problem on the cam
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I have a cannon powershot 590 IS camera.when the camera turned on it displays a message "change the batteries" even with new fully charged batteries.
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When power is turned on the zoom lense moves in and out on its own for a couple of seconds then stops. Camera remains on (battery is charged) The message changes from "access" to "turn the power off and on again." When that is done the same process happens again. Photos can be retrieved that are in the memory to view but the problem is getting to the starting screen in order to take a picture. What's up with that? Hope you can help!
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Camera was on, working fine. When powering off, telescoping lens did not retract so lens remained extended just a bit with lens cover open. Waited a few minutes, turned it back on and I get the "access" display message then the beeps and (turn power off and back on) message. While off, I have removed the battery, replacing it with a fully charged spare and it still does this. The lens tries to telescope a little bit and retracts a touch, but I can't get the camera out of this mode. Can it be res
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When I turn on camera, get message "change the battery pack" and then camera turns off. Also, where I can get an instruction manual -- I must have lost mine. Thanks,
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