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.


No parts required.

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

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  • 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.

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

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Jamie Secretan

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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

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