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Battery problem The camera has worked great until a few weeks ago. Now with new batteries it shuts off and says it needs new batteries. Help!

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  • StacyJay Feb 21, 2008

    THe S5 IS was working perfect then said I needed batteries. I changed them and it still says I need new batteries.

  • AKSINHA Mar 18, 2008

    I purchased a new camera (canon S5 IS) on 1st of March. I am getting the same problem (even with brand new batteries it clicks couple of pictures and says - "Please change the batteries") right since begining. I am using ENELOOP Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, I also tried with other panasonic rechargeable batteries and got same results.

    I purchased it from a store in NJ and now am back in India. Please help.



  • drab May 11, 2010

    had the very same problem. Returned it to CANON through the store I purchased it from. CANON said it was a problem with the shutter circuit and the cost to repair was going to be around $200.00!! I was and am not impressed. CANON would not deal with me direct unless I ship the camera direct to them. The retailer told me that I shouldn't pay to fix it and get a new camera. The camera cost me $600.00 and almost to the day the warranty expired, the batteries started draining! I will get a new camera and it won't be a CANON AND I will also return the camera direct to CANON telling them to fix it at no charge or replace. That way, at least, I'll have something I can sell.



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Had the same problem and I have changed over to disposable AA Lithium batteries and no problem since. (About 9 months now)

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