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My canon powershot s3 Is will not turn on, it has new batteries

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  • vilijem Apr 01, 2008

    It simply won`t turn on! Yesterday it was working just fine!What happened?

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  • tammyps Dec 01, 2008

    I have the SAME thing! I can't believe it! Please, please help!

  • elenderel Feb 13, 2009

    I put in brand new alkaline batteries and the LCD screen gives me the message "change the batteries"

    Same thing when I put in freshly charged NIMH batteries

    Battery connections are absolutely clean

    I can review photos I've taken for a few minutes before the power goes out

  • tammyps May 11, 2010

    I tried the offered solution, and it did not help. Used a dry cloth, then tried with an eraser, blowing off all the bits after. Still nothing.

    This all seems very strange, as I had just used it yesterday, then the batteries ran out, I put in fresh ones, double-checked, and all was well. Today, I pulled it out, and got NOTHING. Changed batteries, to no effect. It has not been dropped, there is no discernible reason why it wouldn't work.

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Clean off all fo your contacts on the inside and the battery door, even try puling up on the connectors so that they get a good connection

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Try another set of well batteries. I had the same problem with well known, brand new batteries and changed over to disposable AA Lithium batteries and never had the problem again. I have also found that the Lithium batteries last much longer than my rechargebles or the "six-times-longer" brand.

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