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Powershot S1 E26 Error

Hey I have an intermittent fault on my Canon S1. It beeps 3 times then comes up with a E26 Error. Then I have to open the battery compartment to reset the camera or it wont turn off or work at all. Any ideas Thanks Marty

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Its due a software corruption in its chip it can be rectified nlyifyou take a service from auth. company service station

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