Question about Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
This seems to be a common problem as a few others have also posted about it. I'm on my 2nd Canon S1 iS and the current one has been working fine for a couple of years, until now. Recently battery life has shortened massively. Checking with fresh alkalines, and newly charged NiMHs (different makes) finds this problem to be pretty consistent, pointing to a camera problem. Any thoughts on what the problem might be would be appreciated, and whether it's worth exploratory surgery. Dougie
Hi. I had the same problem with my Canon S1 IS. In my case the problem was caused by flash capacitor. To check if it is the case just follow the following procedure. 1. Turn on the camera. 2. Be sure that low battery warning is flashing on LCD. 3. Turn off the flash by pressing flash button (be sure that flash is OFF but not in AUTO regime). 4. Turn off the camera. 5. Open and close the battery door. 6. Turn on the camera. 7. 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.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Please eject camera battery and clean with a pin your battery tip in your camera with care fully.
Hope its helpful to you
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
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