Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

I have put fresh batteries in my Canon Power Shot S1 camera and it still will not come on? Can you help me?

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Contact failures may have occurred between the camera and the batteries.

Confirming that the [Memory Card / Battery Cover] is securely closed
If the [Memory Card / Battery Cover] is not securely closed, the power of the camera may not turn on.
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Close the [Memory Card / Battery Cover] securely, and then turn the power on.

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Clean the battery terminals with a dry cotton swab that has a fine and soft tip, and then re-insert the batteries.

If your camera uses four AA-size alkaline batteries supplied with the\015\012 camera, follow the procedure below. In addition to Alkaline batteries \015\012you may use optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.
1. Be sure that the camera power is off.
2. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and push the battery cover slightly forward. Then open the cover.
\015\012 batts_step1.gif\015\012 3. Insert the batteries as shown.
\015\012 batts_step2.gif\015\012 4. Close the battery cover.
\015\012 batts_step3.gif\015\012 * For the PowerShot S2 IS, PowerShot S3 IS, and PowerShot S5 \015\012IS the batteries are inserted in a slightly different order, please \015\012refer to the decal inside the battery door for the correct order.
\015\012 \015\012Installing batteries in cameras with 2 batteries.\015\012 If your camera uses two AA-size alkaline batteries supplied \015\012with the camera, follow the procedure below. In addition to Alkaline \015\012batteries you may use optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. \015\012Please see the various examples to find which type matches your camera.
\015\012 Example 1:
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  1. Be sure that the camera power is off.
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  3. Slide the battery/memory card cover lock in the direction of the arrow (1.gif), and press down while opening the cover (2.gif).

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  5. Insert the batteries as shown and close the battery / memory card cover.

\015\012 Example 2:
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  1. Be sure that the camera power is off.
  2. \015\012
  3. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and open the cover.

    battery_loading_1.gif battery_loading_2.gif
  4. \015\012
  5. Insert the batteries as shown.

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  7. Close the battery cover.
\015\012 * For the PowerShot A300 and PowerShot A310 the battery polarity is reversed.
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