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Battery problem Hello - I have been having problem with my Powershot S1 IS. I used rechargable Energizer batteries for it and have a matching charger. Lately - I have been putting freshly charged batteries into the camera and it would only hold the charge for a day or so of use (5 hours total) before pooping out. This problem has slowly gotten worse to the point I would put freshly charged batteries and it will immediately give me the "change batteries" message and shut down. I thought this may have to do with my charger and so I put fresh(out of the package) batteries into the camera and it died right away again. So - I am pretty sure something is wrong with the camera itself. What can be done? Will it be very expensive to fix? Thanks for any and all advice!

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Re: Battery problem

Hi. The most probable that the problem is caused by flash capacitor. To check if it is the case just follow the following procedure. 1. Turn on the camera (if you can not power it from batteries, try to use external 7.4V 2A power supply). 2. Turn off the flash by pressing flash button (be sure that flash is OFF but not in AUTO regime). 3. Turn off the camera. 4. Open and close the battery door. 5. Turn on the camera. 6. Take several pictures.
If after these operations the low battery warning does not show up it means that flash capacitor causes the problem and it should be replaced. Or you still can make pictures with your camera without using a flash.

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Re: Battery problem

Did you use comapny authorised battery if not go for it

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