06-01-2018 01:58 PM
It is actually happening. Canon has an official announcement on their page about it here:
They state that the repair will be free if it falls under certain category.
I have emailed them asking for a refund of the amount paid for repair(aprox 250 Euro).
Will let you know how they handle my request.
Have a great day!
06-01-2018 08:26 PM
Thank you so much for letting me know!
I have a call into them and they are "looking into my claim" and if my camera falls in the s/n number covered and it had an 80 error I will be reimbursed for the service they performed.
Well I know it was an 80 error and have all my documentation proving it was, I am also confident it falls within the s/n number
I greatly appreciate you letting me know - I'm not sure I would have known otherwise
06-01-2018 08:31 PM
Not sure if you heard but Canon has a service announcement on the EOS 70D ERROR 80 problem - They are going to reimburse me my repair costs because it fell within the S/N number one the recall and I could prove it was an error 80
Good luck - I hope you are reimbursed as well
06-03-2018 10:10 AM - edited 06-03-2018 10:12 AM
I am pleased to see Canon is finally acknowledging a defect on the board in the 70D and is covering the repair for users affected by a faulty PCB. Took longer than it should have, but at least they are doing it. Does this cover US customers as well?
06-04-2018 01:14 PM
06-05-2018 03:46 PM
I just got off the phone with Scott at Canon's Customer Service and repair center in Chesapeake, VA, the same Scott who about 14 months ago said Canon was not responsible for the failure of my 70D and that it might be use of non-Canon batteries that caused the problem. He called to verify that my camera is in the hands of a technician but the repair part is on backorder. He also called to respond to an email and customer service survey response I sent. One clear impression I came away with is that Canon IS working to kiss and make up. Canon has acknowledged the problem, is repairing affected cameras for free and is reimbursing people who paid for repairs earlier and might even be working on something for those of us who had to buy another camera to do our business, though I'm not holding my breath on the last item. It was also pretty clear that the bureaucracy, especially between Canon USA and Japan, is not efficient and that people who talk to consumers are far more beholden to the bureaucratic script than caring for customers. I still have many unanswered questions: Why was Canon Brazil able to offer a free repair more than a year before Canon USA on the faulty 70Ds? Is Canon Brazil operating under some different set of company rules? What REALLY changed in the Canon bureaucracy to finally acknowledge the fault? Was it really just the careful plodding of technicians evaluating "every" complaint running its course as Scott claimed? These things matter to me as I continue – or don't – to use, rely on and buy Canon photo products. As I told Scott, I'm very happy Canon has taken the steps they have, but I'm no longer an unabashed Canon evangelist. I need more kisses.