Having problems with your Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras ?
My canon powershot a720 IS drains batteries Even when not in use.
\015 I use Alkaline batteries and they last a week at the most even when I don't take many pictures. The batteries seem to drain even when the camera is turned off. I will put the batteries in, take some pictures turn it off and when I go to use it again the replace battery area is flashing red.\015
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