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Digital camera I can't seem to switch it on even with brand new batteries

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  • RobertBr Dec 19, 2007

    Unit powers on on AC power or external battery OK...but picture from the lens is black...otherwise screen works (though menu won't let me change the date/time).

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    After camera gets turned on, it starts to beep, and then shuts off. Won't stay on.

  • cac1031 Mar 19, 2008

    i put brand new batteries in my camera and I turn it on and it shuts off again saying the battery is low and I have tried several different new batteries and am having the same problem

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    With new batteries, and the on switch pressed, the green "on" light switches on for a fraction of a second, then nothing else happens. It will not turn on.

  • pl6975 Aug 07, 2008

    I also have the same problem, it keeps telling me to change the batteries but I keep putting new ones in it, won't stay powered on

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    Same problem - new batteries = not enough power to extend the lens and switch on. Is it possible that the camera needs 7.4Volts (written on the bottom) but only has 4 x 1.5Volt batteries ?!!!
    John H

  • jeanlefur Dec 08, 2008

    My Canon S2IS does not respond to new batteries, Alkaline or NiMHd rechargables. On switching on the immediate response is a directive to change batteries, which is most annoying, to say the least. Can anyone suggest a remedy that does not entail expensive repairs or buying a new camera? Initially the camera has produced some excellent results.

  • horacio230 Dec 09, 2008

    My Powershot A520 keeps turning off even with nre batteries.

  • David Jan 17, 2009

    Same error, new AA batteries of any type won't help. Could it be the little CR1220 date battery?

  • latinawomen Feb 16, 2009

    my camera keep saying low battires I got some new ones and it still says low battires

  • Travelling09 Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with a Canon A540. Was working fine other than giving a low battery warning, then died completely. I've tried several sets of new batteries (rechargeable and non) but still won't give enough power to take a photo. Viewing photos seems OK for now.



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There is tiny place with the wrighting of "C1220" - pull it out and put a new bat. all be solved

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I've now had this happen a couple of times; it seems to get confused. It would *almost always* turn on to play mode and show pictures, but would give a battery error when switched to record. At first, just random on/off & switching modes would eventually bring it back. The last 3 times, it worked directly to turn on to play mode, then hit the SHINY RED BUTTON (movie record), and it would switch to shooting mode and be fine thereafter for a long while. Can't hurt to try.

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