Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

My Canon S2IS has served me perfectly for over five years. All of a sudden it is going through a set of new batteries in half an hour. A few pictures and short video clips after installing brand new Duracells I was getting the low battery warning and then a few more minutes of same it was dead, showing the change batteries message. Any ideas or is it time to retire this baby? Also, when I power up the camera, the lens makes a grinding noise while it is extending. What's up with that? Could it


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Are you new batteries are NI-MH ones?\015\012Canon canon's low vote detection setting is low, and you'd better use Li-ion Canon Camera batteries.
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