09-21-2014 11:53 PM
Update. I went to a camera store that sells CANON and other cameras. They have confirmed it's a shutter error and nothing to do with the "lens error" annoucement that was posted publicly by CANON. John, I showed them your post regarding "FPC". The canon sales guy simply shaked his head and said it as just unfortunate we all have this problem with the camera. He noted that this FPC problem isn't because of the camera owners. I know a forum member mentioned they practically "babied" their S100
He mentioned the problem could be that a tiny piece wasn't soldered properly for a mass number of CANON S100. And that it would be very very difficult for humans to repair this ourselves since this was made by machinery.
I'll send CANON another email with this new information. What are the rest of you doing?
09-22-2014 01:35 AM
I'm now the proud owner of a Sony Nex-5N. The dead Canon S100 is sitting in my desk drawer; I'm not sending it in to be repaired until Canon gives some sort of public advice about the situation.
09-22-2014 01:40 AM
09-22-2014 08:07 AM
09-22-2014 05:57 PM
Good point Angela.
The store stocks Canon S120s now. Which is pretty much the same as S100 but beefed up. I just don't think I should have to sink another $380 for something that's not my mistake.
10-02-2014 08:53 PM
If the cameras looks similar I would stay away from it and select a different series.
Angela may be right it I do not expect Canon to do anything about this which is sad. I think they already know the reason for the chronic shutter button failure also the lens error. It may be a can of worms they do not want to open.
Tronnebonne depending on which component is the source resoldering it might not be as difficult as he said. The actual shutter switch has larger solder joints and can be carefully resolderer.
10-02-2014 08:57 PM
10-05-2014 01:10 PM
10-05-2014 10:19 PM
tronnebonne you dont have much to lose and I would do the same thing in your postion. Just keep track of the screws and where they came from. Some of them are very small and with differences in size thats hard to detect with the eye..like 0.5mm in length and or width.
I'm already anxious to see what you find out.
There was a recent post by socaljd who blew into that AV port and amazingly his camera began to work again. I can only guess that he exerted enough air pressure to push the FPC board back up into postion to where the button now can reach it. An air compressor set at about 15-20 PSI to start might also do the same.
That has been my best guess all along, that board with the switch comes loose in some manner.
best of results and luck to you and be sure to post the results, with pictures perhaps, not taken with an S100 of course.