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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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CANON Powershot S5is

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CANON Powershot S5is. Keeps saying "change batteries". Have renewed Date battery, & several lots of new camera batteries. Cleaned terminals & battery ends. Anything can be done now (on holidays)? or does in need repair ? or Renewed. ?
Thanks Errol Wood, South Australia.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for your question, I look forward to assisting you today. Have you tried resetting the camera?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, How? Have set new date &time
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Make sure the camera is off, and then remove the battery and memory card. Close the battery door. Press and hold down the on/off button for 1 minute.Release the on/off button, and reinsert the battery and memory card and power the camera on. Let me know what happens.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing Happens
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Are you seeing the same battery warning coming up after the reset?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Okay then there is the possibility the battery tab in the bottom of the battery compartment is not making contact with the battery. Try reaching in with something like a dental pick and see if you can pull it up a bit to make better contact.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did That. still change Batt
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Did you try it on both the bottom and on the hatch cover?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Any luck?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Replied Yes to" top &bottom" Still "change Batteries
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Okay, well I'm afraid the only option left is to have it serviced, and that will probably cost more than you will want to pay?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I spent 3 hours with you, doing what I had already done myself yesterday.Very basic stuff., Had hoped for more involved help. Very disappointed, will not recommend. The deposit was a complete waste of money. Errol Wood
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.
Please understand I can only provide you with information based on what you initially provide me. You indicated you cleaned the contacts but said nothing regarding attempting the realignment as I instructed. I also provided you instructions to reset the camera, something you were unaware of at the time. I was hopeful we could resolve the problem, but since that was not possible, I suggested you have the camera serviced as you initially questioned. Our service is guaranteed and you may contact customer service at with any issues you might have. I apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can resolve your issue.