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Despite new batteries, still says 'change batteries'

I put brand new batteries in my Canon PowerShot S3IS and it continues to say "change batteries" and won't stay on long enough to take a picture.

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Make sure there has been no corrosion on the battery terminals. If there is take a fine grit sand paper and carefully rub on them.

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