Everything was dandy until my batteries died.
i went to the store and bought new ones, loaded them up and now i can't use it. it beeps 4 times every time i try to snap a shot and across the top of the screen it says, "naming error". what do i do?
Steps to try to correct the "change battery" problem with S2 IS camera:
1. Reset the camera, (turn on, hold down 'MENU' for 5 seconds, answer 'OK'.
2. Remove the date/time battery (button cell in the battery compartment) for a minute.
3. Important: Insert freshly charged batteries into the camera.
I just got this 'naming error' for the first time today and I've had my canon for 5 years. It's a new 2GB card I bought and I can still see all of my pics. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem? I'm travelling for a while and don't have the space to let this happen.
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Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in a digital camera. Some may also have reached their shelf life, and though right out of the package may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras that use AA's for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you read the camera's instruction manual concerning batteries, you may see the same recommendation.
Keep in mind rechargeable NiMH batteries will save you money in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may be angry with yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.