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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-25-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

Just received an update, the charge went from $98 to $00 and they have shipped me a 710 replacing the 280 I sent in.

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Posts: 49
Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video


@UnionStation wrote:

The fix is no fix - it's a risky workaround that could set your lithium ion battery on fire. This alleged workaround also leaves you with no ability to tell when your battery is going to run out. You may have 1 shot or 100 left, and you'll never know until the camera just shots down on you. There's no fix for that, no matter what anyone tells you.


It's not an alleged work around, it's a fact. I don't think anyone is claiming this is a fix but at least I can use the camera. When the battery runs out the camera stops working and I put in my spare. I'm living with it because I don't trust Canon to actually fix it based on past experience.

Super Contributor
Posts: 137
Registered: ‎05-10-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

Everyone reading this be aware that Canon is offering a FREE repair but actually REPLACING the SX280 (which even Canon now acknowledges is unfixable) with a newer model, the SX710. If they try to charge you for the repair, remind that there is a service bulletin on the sx280, and they will relent.
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Posts: 49
Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video


@pe4710man wrote:

Just received an update, the charge went from $98 to $00 and they have shipped me a 710 replacing the 280 I sent in.


That's good news for some but I don't want the 710. I want the higher zoom the 280 has. So Canon is saying they are unable to fix the 280's problem? They send a substitute instead? Did you get the unfixable 280 back?

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Posts: 49
Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video


@pe4710man wrote:

Just received an update, the charge went from $98 to $00 and they have shipped me a 710 replacing the 280 I sent in.


OK for some but I want the longer zoom of the 280. So is Canon saying they can't fix the 280? Did you get your 280 back from Canon?

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