batteries

clairdo2December 9, 2008

My Canon powershot camera keeps showing my batteries are low, yet when I check them with my battery tester they show GOOD. Why is that...

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crunchpa

I assume you are using alkaline batteries.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2008 at 6:55AM
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clairdo2

I'm using Duracell rechargables...

    Bookmark   December 10, 2008 at 12:35PM
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crunchpa

The rechargables have a specific lifetime also....are they new?

    Bookmark   December 11, 2008 at 6:32AM
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luckygardnr

Claire, there is a second battery for the date/time. When it gets low on power you'll get the same message. You'll see down the side of the camera, where you plug it into your computer....at the bottom of that strip is something you can hook your nail on and pull out. There is a little round battery. Just get a new one of those and your camera should stop giving you that message.

Laurel

    Bookmark   December 12, 2008 at 10:56AM
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Konrad___far_north

>>My Canon powershot camera keeps showing my batteries are low, yet when I check them with my battery tester they show GOOD. Why is that...This sounds like you have a old set of batteries, put some new ones in and most likely the camera
says good.

Konrad

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 5:31PM
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clairdo2

thanks luckygardnr, i found that battery for date and time, i never knew it was there. I will get a new one. That is probably the problem because my other batteries are not old.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 11:05AM
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Konrad___far_north

How old is your camera Clair?
I remember, not long ago you purchased a new camera.
Usually, these batteries last for many years.

Konrad

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 7:28PM
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clairdo2

my camera is 1 year old.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 2:05PM
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luckymom_c

There are a couple of different kinds of re-chargeable batteries. The older variety is NiCad, and they generally don't last too long especially if you often recharge them before they are totally discharged. They have a 'memory' that can eventually work against you. The newer variety are NiMH. They have no memory and have a much longer useful life. In addition, you can see their power rating stamped on each battery. You should look for 2200 or higher.

Here is a link that might be useful: LoriPhotography

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 11:31PM
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