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Canon S2IS " change the batteries" problem

I have an Canon S2IS. I have been using this camera last 3 years, lately i am facing the problem of " change the batteries". I have changed all the 4 batteries with new ones and also replaced CR1220. I have cleaned the battery contacts, but still the problem persists. This problem happens when i shoot pictures, could be 5 pictures 20 pictures or more.. I mean anytime i shoot the picture.

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  • ravindrasing Oct 09, 2008

    I have the same problem ...

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    Camera dies after 5-20 shots, even after replacing batteries.



  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    CAmera dies after 10 shots, no better with full charged batteries. Can loook but can not take pictures.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    Same, 2.5 years old. New battery" change battery" I charge it up, fully charged-SAME PROBLEM. I think time to buy new camera

  • bigdogplus3 Oct 20, 2008

    Same problem. put it new batteries and may get 4-5 shots and then dies. You can look at previously shot pics, but not take any new ones.




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This worked for me after having the persistent "Replace the batteries" problem for about a year straight.

1. Reset the camera, according to the instructions in the manual. (Power on, hold MENU for 5+ seconds, selectOK, wait, turn camera off).
2. Remove the date/time battery for
two minutes (the tiny one in the battery compartment in its own little plastic holder). Replace after 2+ minutes.
3. Important: Insert freshly charged batteries into the camera.


I tried everything short of getting a new camera, and this was the ONLY thing to work for me. Its also simple enough that it takes 3 minutes to do, in case it were to ever happen again while on vacation, etc.

Good luck and I hope this helps.
Eric

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