Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera ?

Hi, I have problems with my Canon powershot S5 IS, no matter what I do, my batteries are dead within 30 seconds. I've used a new pack of batteries to make 6 photo's. Anybody got advice?


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