Canon Powershot A1200 Troubleshooting
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Drivers Canon Lide 110 more. On the lid of the battery compartment, there is a small iron contactpoint. It is only fastened by one side, so it moves a little. Apparently, it doesn't push hard enough against your batteries and that's why your camera think your batteries are low. If you place something very small (like a splinter of a toothpick) behind this iron contactpoint, there is more resistance and it pushes firmer against your batteries.
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Just make sure the thing you insert isn't too big, because that way you can damage the battery lid, of you must force it closed. I, myself, used a little bit of foam and it seems to work. I read on a web site where a person solved this problem by repairing the contact in the bottom of the compartment where the battery goes in + end down. They used a slender dental pick with a crooked tip, reached under the contact, and gently bent it upward.
That raised the battery up about a millimeter or so, making the tops of the two batteries even, and it then made proper contact. Apparently the springiness of the metal at the bottom of that chamber diminishes over time, and the battery descends into the compartment until it no longer makes good contact on the negative end. Sounds like the most elegant and permanent fix, if you can get a hold of a tool of that shape and delicacy. I haven't had this problem yet, but will bookmark this site (for when the inevitable happens), then I'll be prepared to deal with the issue. According to Canon customer service, one should follow the following steps to re-set your camera.
It did work for me and the camera works OK Power Reset 1. Make sure the camera is off, and then remove the battery and memory card. Close the battery door. Press and hold down the on/off button for 1 minute. Release the on/off button, and reinsert the battery and memory card. Power the camera on. Settings Reset 1.
While the camera is on, press the menu button. At the top of the menu move over to the tools tab (wrench and hammer). Go all the way to the bottom of the tools menu list to 'Reset All'. With 'Reset All' highlighted press the Func./Set button.
To complete the reset highlight 'OK' and press the Func./Set button again. The other day I thought my camera was useless. I had the 'change batteries' thing and I looked at my battery contacts and thought they were good, but the camera wouldn't stay on.
Then I found this last night and followed the instructions. Shot pictures all day on the same batteries the camera kept rejecting the other day.
Canon Ip4850 Win7 Driver. I have the Canon Powershot SX 130IS. Don't know about other Canon models, but unless you can see a real problem with your batteries sitting right, I would definitely try this before messing around with toothpicks. Poor contacts are always a big problem with low voltage D.C.
A) because voltage = 'pressure' and any limited resistance [i.e. Dirty contacts within the camera or on the batteries] will impede the flow of electrical current, and b) direct current tends to 'plate' any metal connections/contacts [read: fur them up]. So - thoroughly clean all connections with Isopropyl Alcohol. Also [as mentioned by others] gently re-tension the camera battery bay contacts and if possible fit a small pad of very thin foam rubber underneath each. I did this with my Fujifilm A700 [which has been annoying me for ages] and it's been fine ever since.
Adobe Camera Raw For Canon 60d Windows Vista there. I just bought a used Powershot A590 and it has the same low battery indication even with new batteries. I suspected a contact problem so I cleaned the contacts on top and bottom of the battery case area with a little rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip and let it dry. This seems to fix the problem, however based on what I read here I suspect the problem will recur.
I like the solution with the L-shaped dental pick used to bend (pull) up the contacts SLIGHTLY and I will be doing that if the problem recurs. If you get unlucky and break off the contact you may be able to carefully fold a small square of aluminum foil and drop it into the battery hole to make contact with the remaining metal. It's time to speak out for your right to repair We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. This is a once-in-a-generation chance to protect local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers.
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