09-29-2015 04:38 PM - edited 09-29-2015 04:40 PM
I'm an at-home mom with no electronics repair experience. My s100 died with the shutter release failure during my recent vacation to Hawaii (directly after a tour of a rainforest = humidity). As all other folks here have felt, I was so upset and really rather brokenhearted over my defunct camera. I love this camera! I searched the internet, found this discussion, followed the instructions mentioned in this conversation. I ordered the screwdriver and Deoxit. The minute I turned back on the camera after the repair, it worked. Perfectly. I cried. No joke! Thank you for this amazing counsel and for your willingness to share your knowledge.
09-29-2015 08:22 PM
09-29-2015 11:44 PM
Thanks Dan, I just completed the $18 fix, and it works like new. Wasn't so bad, took about 45 minutes, my eyes were the biggest problem. Had some difficulty seeing the small screws.
09-30-2015 12:59 AM
Thank you for the follow-up information and the consideration to let me know. The idea of installing a replacement part seems less daunting after this first repair. I wiil be prepared.
10-07-2015 09:53 PM
I did order the part CM1-7226-000. Tried to replace per direction, but it is death. I don't know if I slice in the connector incorrectly or not. Anyone has an idea. I should bring it to Canon for them to see.
10-07-2015 09:56 PM
When I installed my replacement part, it was dead too. I wiggled the front connection down in a tad more, and it made everything work.It must have been a fraction of a millimeter difference.
10-08-2015 11:24 AM
Recheck your connections, they are small and difficult. I used tweezers to make sure they were fully in. Also make sure the replacement board is in the correct location. the on-off button may not be making full contact.