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Try leaving the batteries out for 12-24 hours and then try again. If it still does not work then your lens is jammed and needs to be replaced or reajusted. Hope this helps. "Try the 24 hour first it does help some times.
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When this happened after you charged the battery, a few things can be wrong. The worst that could happen, is the battery did not survive the charging session. Other things:
You managed to put the battery in, but the wrong side around. Almost impossible, but I don't know how strong you are.
There is a bit of dust in the battery compartment. Just a little piece of paper can be enough to block the current.
The battery door / cover, is not closed correct. Every battery cover has a switch that is needed to inform the camera that the cover is locked. When the switch does not work, the camera won't switch on.
So my advice: remove the battery, Look if all contacts are clean and shiny. On the battery and in the camera. Check if the battery is really charged, by placing it again on the charger.
After reinserting the battery, check is the battery cover is closed correct.
all of my research yields that this is a very common problem with this camera and there appears to be no solution that has been shared yet...that's why I didn't list this as a solution....sorry for not being able to help.
I have this problem as well. I thought it was a problem with my NiMH batteries. So, I bought a volt meter to make sure the batteries worked. I have 8 AA NiMH batteries. I charged them all up and tested them with the volt meter. They were all good to go. However, no matter what I put in the camera one of two things happens: 1. I get the "change batteries" message. 2. I don't get the message, but the next time I check the camera (a few days later), one of them is totally drained. Something is very wrong and I plan on contacting Canon.