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"change the batteries" allert whenever i operate my camera

I have a Powershot S5 IS digital camera
lately , whenever i use it i get the message " change the batteries" on the screen - regardless of the batteries state...

please HELP
i'd hate to learn that this is a total lost to my beloved camera..
i rather figure out i do something wrong...

Thanks in advance!!!

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  • ortal_a Feb 26, 2009

    thanks for the comment!

    the problem started when i used rechargeable batteries - i have to say i've used them for a while ... they are the type ENERGIZER2500mAh

    but they worked great with that camera for more then a year

    anyway.. once i got that message when they were fully charged i decided to try regular once and used PHILIPS powerlifealkaline batteries and got the same message again...

    i suspect there is something else that is not working well that couse the camera to give that display

  • Mr May 11, 2010

    what kind of batteries are you using. please give me full specifications so that I can help you further. are they rechargeable batteries ?



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Ok the SxIS series has another battery which is used for the date and other important data like settings and stuff. This is usually a small battery like a CR1002 the flat ones to be exact. Try changing that one and see how it goes.

Thanks for the feedback.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009


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