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Powershot A560 battery problem

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Offline bobm

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Powershot A560 battery problem
« on: 13 / September / 2012, 11:47:25 »
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Hi,
I own a powershot A560 and it has a problem with the batteries, always indicate "Change battery" and then it turns off. I try many kinds of batteries and always full charged but nothing seams to help.
It's a very good camera and I still want to use it especial with CHDK.
I search on Internet and i find out that all this cameras A560, A570... Have the same problem

Does anyone find the solution?

Canon and planned obsolescence!
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Offline nafraf

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #1 on: 13 / September / 2012, 15:56:33 »
According to a quick search, "there is not enough force to press the metal securely against the battery".  One simple solution is recommended here

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Offline bobm

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #2 on: 14 / September / 2012, 03:54:40 »
I tried this one long time ago but didn't work for me, I also changed the battery that powers the memory (time date things) but also nothing.
Maybe I have to try to fix the connectors from the other side of the batteries ( the inside ones).
Could be software problem?
Thanks for your answer.
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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #3 on: 14 / September / 2012, 08:06:03 »
Could be software problem?
Very unlikely.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


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Offline srsa_4c

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #4 on: 14 / September / 2012, 08:44:48 »
The external power jack has a switch contact inside (to detach the batteries when it's in use). That contact may have become oxidized or otherwise deteriorated. You could try to use a suitable power plug (plug it in, pull it out several times) to clean that contact, or short it electrically inside the camera if you have the skills. The latter can be dangerous if you apply external power later with batteries left inside the camera.

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Offline bobm

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #5 on: 14 / September / 2012, 10:50:44 »
or short it electrically inside the camera if you have the skills.

You mean remove it rights?
I will try and I will let you know.
Thank you
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Offline srsa_4c

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #6 on: 14 / September / 2012, 12:37:12 »
You mean remove it rights?
Not quite.
The connections should be similar to this

I was talking about the connection between "2" and "3".

Of course I cannot guarantee that this is your problem.

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Offline bobm

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #7 on: 14 / September / 2012, 12:43:39 »
Sorry for asking again but I want to be clear. So I have to connect the 2 and 3 right?
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Offline srsa_4c

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #8 on: 14 / September / 2012, 12:53:11 »
You don't have to (again, it can be dangerous later if you forget about it). If you connect them, and the problem was the poor contact between 2 and 3, it could help with the batteries. Since you are obviously not skilled in electronics, I'd recommend the plug-unplug method above. You can easily kill your camera or shock yourself with the flash capacitor.

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Offline bobm

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Re: Powershot A560 battery problem
« Reply #9 on: 14 / September / 2012, 12:58:44 »
shock yourself with the flash capacitor.
:D
Don't worry!
The camera is already open and waititng your instructions!
I don't have external power supply so don't worry for that. I use a Nokia plug and I plug and unplug but nothing, still change batteries.
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