Introduction

This guide walks you through how to replace the internal CR1220 battery on your Canon PowerShot SX160 IS by removing the battery tray on your camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the internal battery tray on the side of your camera.
  • Locate the internal battery tray on the side of your camera.

Thank you so much for your help. I was able to fix it without any problems.

Barbara - Reply

Your instructions to replace the battery was most helpful. Thank you.

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Use your finger or a spudger to gently pry the battery tray out of the camera.
  • Use your finger or a spudger to gently pry the battery tray out of the camera.

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Fully remove the battery tray from the camera.
  • Fully remove the battery tray from the camera.

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Remove battery from tray and replace.
  • Remove battery from tray and replace.

These photos show the battery upside-down. The positive goes down, towards the plastic tray, while the negative goes up, towards the open top of the tray.

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Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully replaced the internal battery. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Clear and simple. Thanks!

Jim - Reply

I had no idea! Thanks!

natorbett - Reply

Its not necessary to unscrew the tray.

Afzal Pawaskar - Reply

Thank you, Jamie!

Casey Cain - Reply

Gee I thought I am so glad I checked the Internet first...(before I threw it in the trash) that is how frustrating this was. Thank you everyone, I do love this camera

Barbara Rivers - Reply

Thank you. Very useful.

Leonid Mugurel Verbschi - Reply

thank you, i couldn't find it in the manual

ramar - Reply

Best camera I've ever had yet. All I have to do now is find a supplier for the battery.

carverdoone - Reply

My sentiments exactly like Barb Rivers. It's great to have someone like you guys do such a pro. job.

Many thanks and keep up the good work.

Richard Lange - Reply

Where do I go to buy this battery?

Louise Gladkowski - Reply

Love the canon camera I have this one, but it drains batteries when taking pictures? I have to bring a 8 pack of batteries it’s crazy!

Bonnie Bennett - Reply

I have a canon camera love it but it drains batteries have to bring a 8 pack something not right? Please let me know if it’s fixable or get a different one? Thanks

Bonnie Bennett - Reply

Tried for 2 days to get in touch with Canon with no response, Jaime solved it in seconds !

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