06-23-2014 10:54 AM - edited 06-23-2014 10:58 AM
Same problem in here. Suddenly my S100 just stopped taking photos properly (yeah 2-4second to take a picture) This is crap because i haven´t use this camera much and now when i need it in my vacation it does that! Canon, save our trust in you and fix this for free because this camera wasn´t cheap at all. I live in Finland and bought it here,
I just think this is the best forum to tell about this problem.
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06-23-2014 11:23 AM
07-02-2014 08:41 AM
Same stuff here. Shutter release button stopped working after about 6 months of quite heavy use (around 50.000 photos shot). First it still continued when pressed from the angle, not straight down. Now completelly dead. Since on warranty was sent back for repair.
Bought in europe (netherlands).
07-02-2014 08:46 AM
There is very little doubt in my mind now that these problems are not related to the mounting of the circuit board directly below the shutter switch..it either works its way away from the button over time thus pushing the button does not work or comes loose in some fashoin. At this point I'd bet money on it.
07-02-2014 01:40 AM - edited 07-02-2014 01:44 AM
Finally my problem was solved!! I sent in my Powershot S100 to Canon Germany and they repaired it for free. Now everything works fine again. The repair note states that the circuit board directly below the shutter switch was replaced. FINALLY!!! Don't stop believing folks. ;-)
PS: the part that was replaced is called FPC ASS'Y, TOP... maybe that helps you guys.
07-02-2014 02:17 AM
It is ok that it was repaired for free. The thing is - how long will it last. For about 5 years I was using SX1. The delete button was failing every single year for 4 years. When it failed fifth time i've stopped repairing. For me things like that are pure design error or using cheap elements to save few more cents. I have always trusted all canon products made in japan (s100 is made in japan and sx1 was also), but it seems that canon no longer means quality. Sad...