Introduction

This guide will help you learn how to replace the internal CR1220 battery on your Canon PowerShot A540 camera. If your camera will not power on, or shows a battery error message and you've replace the AA batteries, the internal battery may need to be replaced.

Turn the camera upside down.
  • Turn the camera upside down.

  • Press the tab to release the battery cover.

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Remove the internal Battery from the slot right above where the AA batteries fit.
  • Remove the internal Battery from the slot right above where the AA batteries fit.

    • This can be done with your fingers (as pictured) or with tweezers.

I need the plastic holder for the cell battery, where can I get one, I lost the one that came in the camera.

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Replace the internal battery.
  • Replace the internal battery.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Very useful information, thank you.

Bob C - Reply

Also, nice fingernails!

Charlie Shaw - Reply

I am a retired professional phographer with 60 years of experience and own several cameras including FX. Yet I didn’t remember how to change the clock battery on this little gem which I occasionally still use. Thanks for the refresher!

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