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My Canon power shot S2 IS does not detect the batteries

I have Canon power shot S2 IS digital camera.I bought it around 2 years back.Now my camera is showing the sign of "change the batteries" even though the batteries are fully charged and the lens does not come out..When I tried the same batteries on other digicamera they are working fine.
Very few times the camera starts working but after taking 2 or 3 pics the low battery sign appears on the screen.I use AA size NiMH Sony batteries.
Can you let me know the solution to my issue.

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  • nancyhiggins Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, I've even changed to AA 1500 Nimh rechargable batteries and it may take 2 more pictures than before. Very frustrating!

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There is a battery charge level sensor in the DC/DC internal converter board.

It seems that just started to fail such board.

You can try with other brand or type of AA batteries.

If still you have the same problem, you will need to have replaced the DC/DC converter board on your camera. This means a Camera repair shop service on it.

Best regards,

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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