04-01-2015 07:32 PM
Then don't even open it. Just spray the shutter button on the outside and let it dribble in. That worked on my other Canon when the zoom lever stopped working. What could be lazier than that?
04-07-2015 04:10 PM
Thought I would report back just to say that the Deoxit trick only worked for about a week or two for me then problem started again. Opened up and tried Deoxit again and...nothing. Tried again...nothing. Back to square one.
Looked for that FPC part but can't find anywhere in Europe.
I'm off camera hunting at the weekend. Guess what brand I won't be buying.
Not a happy bunny.
04-07-2015 04:22 PM
Just wanted to add my comments to this thread... I am having the same issue that a lot of people are having with the shutter button on the Canon S100. The focus works but the button wont take a picture. Occasionally if I hold it down for 5 seconds it will trigger but otherwise nothing. I sent it in for repair but Canon wanted to charge me what I thought was an unreasonable amount to fix, more than a newer model. Very dissapointed in Canon not standing by their products. Has anyone had any luck fixing this on their own?
04-15-2015 03:17 PM - edited 04-15-2015 03:19 PM
eagerly awaiting your results for fitting your flex cable!
The part number is the same in the US- just called canon and its ~ $17 with shipping.
Would love to try to fix it myself, but have no idea where to start, especially if it involves solder :x
04-15-2015 03:32 PM
I got the part from Canon ~ $18 including shipping. Pay attention to which screw goes where, even though they are all itty bitty, they are all different sizes.
There were six outside case screws, a couple for the top piece that has the power button, etc., a couple for what might be the gps senser (it's a square piece that goes over part of the FPC part), and 2 little ones that are kind of through the FPC piece, but might not have needed to come out as the holes in the FPC may have been big enough to fit over the screws.
No solder involved. The old piece does have some sticky tape holding it down, so it needs pried off that in addition to the 2 slide in connections.
It was a little nerve racking disassmbling and not damaing anything else. My first attempt to power up after reassembly got no power. I hadn't wiggled the FPC connection that slides in the front of the camera far enough in.
Anyway, took a number of pictures at kids soccer game this weekend without issue. Should hopefully be good for a few more years
04-15-2015 03:42 PM
It was the part someone mentioned earlier, CM1-7226-000, description says FPC ASS'Y TOP.
I went through a couple of transfers to get to Parts the first time I called, but it looks like you can get them direct at 1-866-481-2569, 9am-7pm eastern.
It's crazy that a $10 part (much less for them at cost) is causing all of us such angst.