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Canon Power Shot S2 IS Digital camera does not turn on

My S2 IS does not turn on. I changed the batteries and cleaned battery contacts. The batteries are put the right way. It does not turn on. Its dead. What else do I do?? Do you suggest some good camera repair stores. I guess Ritz charges about $180.00 to fix it.

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Nair

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    same problem here

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    I'm trying to figure out the same thing, it's really upsetting me.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    I have basically the same problem because regardless if I put in new alkaline batteries or newly charged ones my camera may will only take a couple of pictures before I get the "Recharge Batteries" message. I have really enjoyed my camera especially the 12X optical zoom but I don't want to have to pay an arm and a leg to get it repaired.

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Call Canon tech support. It's free support and you may end up coming out cheaper by upgrading your camera through their Canon Loyalty program than having it repaired.

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