Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Canon

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 8, 2008, 9:31 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 13
Default

I have brought my camera in now 3 maybe 4 times. Out of the blue my camera says "Change the Battery" even if I've just put fresh batteries in it. They have never really found what the problem is. This last time they told me they (a local, well known camera repair shop) said it was probably from using regular batteries vs rechargeables. I've only had the camera 2 years. It worked for a bit after the last time I brought it in to be checked and now it's having problems again- I've put two sets of freshly charged batteries in it and it might work for a couple of shots and then I get the message and the camera is useless.
Clax is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 9, 2008, 1:45 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Michi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 176
Default

To be honest, I have no idea what the problem could be. But here a few things you could try:

1) Buy a new set of rechargeable batteries, they do die on occasion or end up with the memory effect (you could bring them back to life with a good charger).

2)Pull the button battery out of the S3 (and the normal batteries) and let it sit like that overnight. You will lose all settings, date and time, but maybe it could help resetting the camera.

That's all I can think of, sorry...
Michi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 9, 2008, 10:45 AM   #3
Member
 
JockScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 83
Default

Also, make sure that thebattery and charger terminals are clean
JockScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 9, 2008, 12:31 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 13
Default

Do eFilm rechargeables make any difference??? I tried three sets of new fully charged batteries. The terminals are clean. This is VERY frustrating- I can't be without my camera and I can't afford to get a new one.
Clax is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:52 PM.