01-08-2015 12:39 PM
My camera works great with the center battery contact covered. I keep 3 batteries available. I charge them with the tape on for about 2-3 hours, only the full indicator light does not come on. I have charged them overnight and no problem. Of course, the full light will work if the tape is removed.
01-09-2015 04:32 PM
The camera just stops operating until I put in one of my charged extra batteries. If I am using it a lot, I will just change the battery when I think it needs it.
Hope this helps, let me know.
01-15-2015 01:34 PM
well well well: powershot battery problems
Thank you very much. So, Canon is finally admitting this camera is a potential lemon. I'm wondering if Canon will reimburse me for the postage I spent for sending my camera in for a "fix" a year ago? It came back to me not "fixed". Guess I'll try again because taping the terminal is really annoying and just maybe this time they will "fix" it.
01-15-2015 01:53 PM
01-15-2015 02:41 PM
I have been on this string practically since the first day. I have been hovering- hoping Canon would come through some day ! I enjoy my SX280 camera- and I live within it's limitations. BUT- I will be Happy to return mine and see what happens! I feel that it is worth a try!
01-15-2015 04:25 PM
Frankly, after reading the past results of Canon "fixing" member's SX280 I'll keep what I have and work with it. Right now it is working after my velcro fix and chalk this up to "a lemon happens sometimes". I love my other Canon's and Panasonics. The SX80 is still useable altho I wonder every time I fire it up but I'll live with it rather than trust what I'd end up from the Canon Factory repair.