Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Doesn't recognize new batteries - no photo function

\015 Even with new batts it says "change batteries" - is it worth a trip to the repair shop or just get a new camera?\015

Answers :

Use a Q-tip with alcohol to clean all the batter contacts (battery cover and inside the battery compartment), and a small hook into the compartment to pull up the contacts a little bit up. The idea is to make the batteries connect properly.
\015\012Use NiMh rechargeable batteries or Alkaline batteries, don’t use other Dry batteries, which are not designed for digital camera.
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