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"change batteries" signal comes in display.

This message appears after new batteries inserted. Occasionally I get about 10 photos and then the message appears. Have swapped batteries around, cleaned and checked battery contacts, in camera and on batteries. Have used new alkaline and rechargable batteroes, all to no avail. Camera is 3 years old and worked perfectly for 18 months, then intermittently,now hardly at all.

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  • NaviLani Feb 13, 2009

    I basically have had the same problem. Had it for 3 years and I put new batteries in and it still says it's dead. Help?

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    I have the very same problem as decribed by jeanlefur

  • donlee971 Feb 27, 2009

    same problem....but for the rechargeable batteries only it works fine with the regular battery... Those rechargeable batteries that had problem with this camera work greate with other camera so I think Canon S2 doesn't like rechargeable bettery????

  • zoomare Feb 28, 2009

    Camera sometimes doesn't recognize new batteries and seems worse with rechargables. Also has gotten worse in last few months, but may be related to cold weather, too.

  • rothjw Feb 28, 2009

    I too have the exact smae problem the camera worked perfect in the beginning now the change battery light is constant

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    My camera no longer likes rechargeables. I just got brand new Sony rechargeables that were very highly rated on Amazon.com thinking my old rechargeables were 'tired'...took like 4 pictures and then the camera said I needed to change them! Alkalines seem to work fine.

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Use alkaline or rechargeable batteries

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