AA batteries no longer the trend?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
Sammy Yousef
Sammy Yousef Veteran Member • Posts: 4,655
Fixing battery issues. Clean contacts, Use good batteries.

whvick,

I've had issues with the Canon A series cameras which were related to dirty contacts. Get in their with a Q-tip and some vinegar and clean the battery contacts, but don't go crazy with it - it is an acid after all and it can destroy plastic and glue. (I once had an SD card split open after I cleaned the contacts with too much vinegar).

The other thing is to get quality batteries and go NiMH. NiCad is being phased out (Are your batteries old??) and while it has it's uses camera applications are better served by NiMH. Eneloops work well for me - a couple of hundred shots easily, usually more.

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Sammy.

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