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Would also suggest testing/ replacing the memory backup battery which is located under a flip out cover on top left side of SX120IS. It is a CR1220 button cell and generates a replace the batteries error even with fresh batteries. If you don’t have a battery tester just pull out this battery and try starting up the camera with fresh AA batteries. If the CR1220 is bad the camera will now start up in picture taking mode.
-This seems to be a common error message on a number of older Canon PowerShot cameras especially ones that use AA batteries so with checking to see if the memory backup is bad and you get this error after putting in a fresh battery.
+This seems to be a common error message on a number of older Canon PowerShot cameras especially ones that use AA batteries so worth checking to see if the memory backup is bad and you get this error after putting in a fresh battery.

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Edit by: Kevin Omura ,

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Would also suggest testing/ replacing the memory backup battery which is located under a flip out cover on top left side of SX120IS. It is a CR1220 button cell and generates a replace the batteries error even with fresh batteries. If you don’t have a battery tester just pull out this battery and try starting up the camera with fresh AA batteries. If the CR1220 is bad the camera will now start up in picture taking mode.
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+This seems to be a common error message on a number of older Canon PowerShot cameras especially ones that use AA batteries so with checking to see if the memory backup is bad and you get this error after putting in a fresh battery.

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Original post by: Kevin Omura ,

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Would also suggest testing/ replacing the memory backup battery which  is located under a flip out cover on top left side of SX120IS. It is a CR1220 button cell and generates a replace the batteries error even with fresh batteries. If you don’t have a battery tester just pull out this battery and try starting up the camera with fresh AA batteries. If the CR1220 is bad the camera will now start up in picture taking mode.

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