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Canon powershot S1 IS says "change batteries" even when fresh batteries are installed. Happens with newly recharged as well as "regular" batteries straight out of the blister pack.

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SOURCE: Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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SOURCE: The LCD on my canon powershot S1 IS does not work

Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon S1 IS camera and Canon will repair it free of cost.
Click and find Canon CCD Imager Advisory at right side of page for details.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: CAMERA battery low message with new batteries

I have the same problem with mine!! Had it about 14 months now too!! Glad I'm not the only one... I don't know what to do! I have gotten brand new rechargeable batteries and instead of getting 250 shots, I only get like 20!

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SOURCE: Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera CCD problem

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Canon offers free of cost ccd imager chip replacement for S1 IS model including both way shipping.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.
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SOURCE: my canon powershot sd 1200 wont turn on.

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Check whether your batteries are actually making contact with the battery posts, and that these posts are clean. If not, bend the posts up/down a little, and maybe clean them with a little rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip. Or if that does'nt work our for you , if your camera uses Compact Flash, check to make sure all pins are present and aligned in the card slot (if bent, simply unbend/straighten them with a skinny "jewelers" screwdriver, then insert the flash card for final realignment).

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Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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Change the batteries message keeps appearing even with fresh batteries. The camera turns on then immediately turns off What's up?


This actually a really common problem among Canon point and shoot cameras. There are a couple of methods that have worked well for others.

1. Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries. Then take a regular wooden pencil and place the eraser end down onto the battery contacts. Rotate the pencil to remove any corrosion. Sometimes a lack of proper battery contact will result in the low battery indicator.

2. Take a toothpick and wedge the tip under the battery contact and break it off. This will put more pressure between battery and contacts.

You can also try installing 3rd party firmware at http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_in_Brief
This is a bit technical and will probably void your warranty, but might be worth the try.

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My canon power S1 IS always ask me recharge the battery even if I put in new one. Any idea what could be the problem


Repairing camera is a specialty. so unless you have this skill you'll have to let someone else fix it. i sent my camera to be fixed to: www.camerarepair.com they were reasonably priced and have a 6 month warranty. they're pretty quick also.

Jan 03, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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My canon A710 says it needs batteries no matter


My A710 did exactly the same thing. Spoke to Canon support. According to them you have to use Canon 2500 mah batteries (quite expensive - need a different charger as well). I've just bought new rechargable batteries from Sanyo (Eneloop pre-charged). And it solved my problem. I've also changed the batteries quite a few times and it never worked. But this did solve the problem for me.

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Battery always going dead use 4 regular lithium batteries


in this camera and most of fuji AA batteries, the batteries keeps draining even with the machine off .
if the camera is not on use REMOVE the battries.
i will recommend regular recghargable batteries with at least 2700 Mah type NiMH.
you can recharge them several times and they will last almost as those lithium batteries on that model. plus they will be cheaper

Oct 08, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Cannon s1is turns off even with new batteeries


Try lithium batteries. Sometimes regular batteries even when new cannot run a digital camera.

Jan 09, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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CAMERA battery low message with new batteries


I have the same problem with mine!! Had it about 14 months now too!! Glad I'm not the only one... I don't know what to do! I have gotten brand new rechargeable batteries and instead of getting 250 shots, I only get like 20!

Dec 17, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A650 IS Digital Camera

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Purple hue on image or vertical lines (noise)..viewfinder has normal color or flickers


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Dec 31, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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No pwer


Well with a clutch of cameras showing the same fault - together with other queries of a similar nature I suggest you contact Canon on an Educational level- for a bulk replacement deal. There are obviously showing a common manufacturing fault

Sep 21, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Losing power rapidly...


The only thing I can suggest is that the metal connections on your camera have corroded due to the long life of your camera. I had a similar problem where any batteries I used would not work, regardless of what kind of battery it was. Turns out I had a nice greenish layer of corrosion on my connections which I sand-papered off. This might be a little tricky if your connectors are way inside of a battery holder, but it can be done nonetheless. Try taping some sandpaper to the flat end of a pencil and clean it out that way. Hope it works.

Jun 25, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Display blurred and cam showing low batt


Bad luck is that the CCD sensor in your camera has stopped working properly and needs replacing. You are lucky though because Canon repairs this fault on S1 - IS free of charge so phone them and inquire.

Dec 26, 2006 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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