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S2 suddenly draining batteries rapidly

I have had my Powershot S2 for about 1 year. Excellent camera overall. For the first 10 months - battery life (4 energizer rechargeables) was excellent. Hundreds of pics with some reviewing per charge. I have now tried 2 brand new fully charged sets. The battery life is now next to nothing. They last for very few pictures, with or without extensive zooming, pic reviewing, setup changes, etc. Something is wrong....any ideas?

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Mine does the exact same thing. it actually drains the batteries though.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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I have the same exact problem. I just now read a possible solution: try opening the battery compartment door and then closing it again to "trick" the camera into thinking it just got new batteries. There is definitely something wrong with the way the camera senses dead batteries.

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