Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
I put new batteries in the camera and it keeps saying 'change the batteries.' What should I do?
Try cleaning any gunk off the metal parts that touch the battery rubbing alcohol normally does it but water will do if your careful if that doesn't do it i'd take the camera to a shop
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