04-23-2015 08:25 PM
Ordering the part took 5 minutes on the phone.
Tools: Exacto knife, tiny phillips head screwdriver, a couple of wooden tooth picks for nudging things around without scratching delicate conductors, a clean place to work, 6 cups for different types of screws, a flashlight, magnifying glass...
Time for repair: Took me 2 or 3 hours. If I had made better diagrams and notes during disassembly, re-assembly would have gone faster. Especially location of each size screw. Read all posts on the topic of the last month or so for guidance.
Skills: Ability to handle delicate parts without damaging them. You could tear or scratch the delicate flexible printed circuits.
These cameras are on Ebay for around $150. in used "good" condition. You could buy one of those and sell yours for $40 as is.
How can Canon reconcile "no shutter problem" with 30+ plus pages of users with the exact same problem with this model and no other model has this problem? This forum is on their website!
04-23-2015 09:37 PM
So, Danluckett, were you successful?
You're right, it's obviously a huge flaw in this camera which is a shame. It's a very capable little pocket machine, ideal for outings and where cameras are verbotten.
04-23-2015 11:58 PM
04-24-2015 01:21 AM - edited 04-24-2015 01:25 AM
Thanks AngelaX. I'll make a note of that RE: the serial numbers.
We paid a $425 or so about 2 years ago since the S100 had good reviews so we could use the camera for business. And, we had good success with previous Canon cameras. This, supposedly, is a premium camera, but not the shutter release. Is this planned obsolescence? Maybe next time I scan the forum boards for refurbs.
Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that has, in sum, more advantages than the inconvenience related to repurchasing the replacement. Obsolete refers to something that is already disused or discarded, or antiquated.Typically, obsolescence is preceded by a gradual decline in popularity.
04-24-2015 01:41 AM
04-24-2015 01:56 AM
04-24-2015 10:39 PM
Wow, I can’t believe this is still going on! I’m the guy who posted the original DeoxIT fix (post # 186) back last year. I just happened back on the forum to look up something for my 5d, and came across this thread again. Figured I’d post an update – my S100 is still working fine after using the DeoxIT back last November. Have probably taken about 800-1000 pictures since then (maybe more, I’m too lazy to actually go get the camera and check), it’s been out in the rain, the kids have dropped it in the snow, etc., and not a single glitch. Hoping that continues…
04-24-2015 11:04 PM
Hi Argh I hear what your saying and many more in this thread hear you too. It's hard to stay loyal and not loose faith with Canon and the way they are ignoring this thread. Well I doubt they are ignoring it they just are not doing anything to help resolve this fairly. I have an old G5 that I've had for almost 10 years now and it never had a single problem and I still use it. That's what I'd expect of a product made with quality parts. The S100 obviously was made with a defective part or parts since there is also a chronic "lens error" history with them also. As a rule now and with the cost of extended warranties getting cheaper every day I always purchase at least an extra 2-3 years of protection now.
But that's neither here nor there and it's shameful that so many S100's have failed in such a short lifespan.
04-25-2015 07:44 AM