Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera Logo

Question about Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

3 Answers

Change battery message

My camera say's "change the batteries" when I turn it on. I have tried changing them several times, with brand new batteries and it just says the same thing. I have tried cleaning off the battery connections but this hasn't helped.

Posted by Deborah Lillengreen on

Ad

3 Answers

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

F/U to "ikes" comment, posted 10/06 - Suggestion seems to have worked for me, here's my history: Same msg. Set #1 died after a few days, nothing alarming. Set #2 and #3 didn't work; figured they were not charged. Set #4 were brand-new Duracell PLUS Alkalines dated 2012. These worked for a while under minimal (<90 shots over an hour) load. Typically I get well over 200 shots regardless of whether they're taken in an hour or over days. Note: My NiMH are all different brands, none were mixed with each other (I do this to ensure keeping "sets" of four). Alks died, same msg again. Waited, turned back on, worked a few more shots, same msg. Repeated a few times over next couple hours, finally would not turn on any more (just msg). However, I could preview just fine. Tried ikes' suggestion of previewing, then using shutter button instead of switch to get back into shooting mode. It worked! Lens came out, now I can turn on/off at will as usual on batteries the camera previously thought were dead! So, it seems to have fixed it but time will tell. (Not trusting this camera currently, even though it otherwise exceeds most of my needs.) Thanks, ikes... (I hope)

Posted on May 13, 2007

Ad

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I am experiencing exactly the same problem with my Canon Powerhot S2IS. I tried the same thing to remedy it by cleaning off the contacts, but no luck. And it's not simply a cold weather problem. My camera does this with brand new Duracell batteries as well as with freshly recharged NMH batteries. What gives? I've had the camera for nealy 2 years and have taken excellent care of it.

Posted on Jan 10, 2007

Ad

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I was just messing with my camera that had the same problem, my camera would allow me to view pictures with out the message popping up so i had the memory card out while it was on and put the card back in while the camera was still on and in view mode and pushed the button to take a picture and it switched modes without saying change the batteries. it said no memory card but i turned it off and back on and it was as good as new...probably a lucky fluke in my case but hopefully it will work for those with the same problem.

Posted on Apr 17, 2007

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
2answers

After putting in new batteries I keep getting message to change batteries and camera will not function

Hi Bob Marshall, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you.
What make and model camera is it?
How long have you had it
Dec 17, 2014 • Cameras
1helpful
1answer

I received this camera a few years ago as a gift. I used the batteries that came with the camera but when they died I put in new alkaline batteries and ever since the camera has been stuck with a message...

you might have cooked it..... fresh alkaline batteries carry a voltage of about 1.7v.
try turning it on/off multiple times to see if it will clear the fault.
0helpful
1answer

Any time I try to turn my camera on it always tells me to "change the batteries" even when the batteries are brand new.

Have you tried charging the brand new batteries? Often batteries are shipped with little or no charge in them, and need a full charge before use.
Mar 07, 2011 • Cameras
8helpful
1answer

False low battery message -- batteries are brand

cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.
22helpful
2answers

Change the batteries message even with new NIMH RShack batteries

The solution is to change the small 'date/time' battery. You can have the regular batteries as charged as you like, it won't make any difference. The tiny date/time battery is in the same compartment as the regular batteries, on the opposite side of the hinge. Extract it with a fingernail, it is situated on the left hand wall of the battery compartment (when the camera is inverted and the compartment open).
0helpful
2answers

Beeping camera

Mine did the same thing for forever and was brand spankin new... When the batteries go dead once, I guess it glitches... You can put brand new ones in and it will Still say low battery or act like it anyway. Give it some time. Then try to turn it on again and it will be fine. Also it will say you have a low battery if you are taking too many pics at a time... like snap snap snap and it will shut down... turn it back on in twenty minutes and its fine... full battery. If you can't deal with this... Get a battery charger and rechargable batteries. I am using them now with none of these problems
1helpful
1answer

Black Screen; Change Battery Message

simple! with my Canon S90 had the same problem until I changed the SD card from LEXAR for a TOSHIBA SD card and the message " Change the Battery Pack"disappeared.
Jun 27, 2008 • Cameras
0helpful
1answer

Disney Pix Micro Digital - stopped working after 10 minutes

The type or memory in the camera requires a charge in order to store data. So if you have any pictures on the camera it will constantly be pulling a charge from the battery until the battery is completely drained. If you have this problem even with a brand new battery it's possible that the memory may be corrupt and needs to be cleared. To do this just remove the battery and press both buttons several times each to make sure that the camera is completely discharged, replace the battery with a brand new battery and try again. If that fails I'd get in touch with customer service for a replacement.
0helpful
2answers

Brand new pentax E35

EINAI SKETH MALAKIA H PSIFIAKI
1helpful
3answers

"change the batteries"--but they're new batteries!

I had the same issue which cleared itself up when I used digital specific batteries (theoretically higher power) as well as replaced the cr1220 battery (in a small gray plastic slot next to the 4 AA batteries).
Not finding what you are looking for?

276 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2406 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13435 Answers

David Shaub

Level 3 Expert

2994 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...