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Canon powershot s2 Is

Everything was dandy until my batteries died. i went to the store and bought new ones, loaded them up and now i can't use it. it beeps 4 times every time i try to snap a shot and across the top of the screen it says, "naming error". what do i do?

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    Recharge batteries. That was the message. So, I charged them. The next time I went to use the camera, same thing. So I bought new rechargeable batteries, then a new charger. Same problem. Now I know it's the camera. Canon no help. This is my last Canon produtt.

  • jwithing Dec 25, 2007

    When I turn the camera on I received the message, across the top of the display screen, "NAMING ERROR". Don't know what to do - HELP??

    Camera is a Canon Powershot 450.



  • nevinai Apr 19, 2008

    My camera worked for a while, but then at one point the batteries died after only an hour of use. Each time I replaced the batteries it would work for a shorter period of time, and now I can't get it to turn on at all even after putting in brand new batteries. I switched from regular to the rechargeable that are meant for use with cameras but it has not made a difference.

    I didn't realize when I bought it that it ran on regular batteries and didn't have a charger, I just assumed it had a charger because it is absolutely-fu**ing-ridiculous for a camera this size not to have a charger. My mistake. I should have taken it back and got something else.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    same thing!

  • siqingwei May 11, 2010


    for your Solution#2:
    what if I cannot even turn on the camera -- how do I go about reset the camera?

    When I turn it on -- the orange lights came on for a few sec, info shows "change battery"/lens does not extend -- then light goes out

    appreciate your help



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I just fixed mine. Put your memory card into your computer. Right click on it. Choose format. Reformat the memory card. You WILL lose all pictures stored on it.

Before putting the memory card into your camera, do the following.

Go to MENU and choose RESET ALL.

Choose reset to original settings.

When camera is done doing so, turn camera off.

Reinsert memory card after it is done being formated in your pc.
Then your camera and memory card should work great again. I just did it on my Canon Powershot A620.

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HI guys I also faced the same problem .Guys simply format the SD card.It is because of the memory card.Dont worry simply delete all the older pix.And use it in the camera

Hrishikesh Molkar

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From "Tom Friend" on

Steps to try to correct the "change battery" problem with S2 IS camera:

1. Reset the camera, (turn on, hold down 'MENU' for 5 seconds, answer 'OK'.
2. Remove the date/time battery (button cell in the battery compartment) for a minute.
3. Important: Insert freshly charged batteries into the camera.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

Solution #2 worked!! Thanx Daniel!

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

I just got this 'naming error' for the first time today and I've had my canon for 5 years. It's a new 2GB card I bought and I can still see all of my pics. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem? I'm travelling for a while and don't have the space to let this happen.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

Find out how to reset the camera and reset it

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