Question about Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
This is a used Canon PowerShot S1 IS. A couple weeks ago it started going through batteries abnormally quickly. A set of rechargeable AA batteries that used to last 800-1000 shots now last 15-20 shots. When I put those same batteries in a different camera, they lasted for 750 more shots. There's obvisouly something wrong somewhere inside the camera, but I don't know how to fix it.
Hi. I had the same problem with my Canon S1 IS. In my case the problem was caused by flash capacitor. To check if it is the case just follow the following procedure. 1. Turn on the camera. 2. Be sure that low battery warning is flashing on LCD. 3. Turn off the flash by pressing flash button (be sure that flash is OFF but not in AUTO regime). 4. Turn off the camera. 5. Open and close the battery door. 6. Turn on the camera. 7. Take several pictures.
If after these operations the low battery warning does not show up it means that flash capacitor causes the problem and it should be replaced. Or you still can make pictures with your camera without using a flash.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Hi. I bought a used A70 that had that problem. I disassembled the outer body panels and found that a base panel assembly screw was too long, and was touching the LCD's ground cable, at the cable's tip. I changed the screw for a shorter one and it was settled. It never happened again.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
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