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Camera/Battery not working after 13 months and only takes 15 pictures

My camera only takes 15 pictures before I have to take the battery out and shake it, wipe the terminals off, bang the camera,...then I get another 15 pictures and have to do the saem thing. I took the camera to a good shop and they said the battery is fine. Camera is 13 month old and out of warrenty.

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Re: Camera/Battery not working after 13 months and only...

Get yourself a cheap non-Canon battery from eBay and see if that takes care of the issue.

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I bought mine 2 1/2 yrs ago too. Found this solution on this site and tried it. It worked perfectly.
Turn to TV mode, set the exposure to 15 seconds by pushing the little "arrow dial" until you have 15"
Push the button to take the picture.
Wait 7 seconds from when you push the button, then turn over and open the battery door while it is "taking the picture."
Close the battery door and turn back on. 
I did this three times and the last time, it worked and the iris became unstuck.
Then I took a million pictures to get the iris moving.
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