04-06-2014 05:37 PM
I sent the camera to Canon. It took a week and about $50 without warranty to fix the problem.
I haven't had a problem with it since, and this was around 8+ months ago.
I was given a thin piece of circuitry that clearly ran along the top of the camera near/under the shutter release button, that I would assume connects it to the shutter mechanism itself.
(I bought this camera in the US. However, I was living in Thailand when this issue came up for me. Not wanting to deal with international mail issues, I chose to forego my still active warrantee in the US and send it to Canon Thailand. Works great now.)
04-07-2014 01:43 PM
glad to hear that is working for you. Here in Canada, they asked for $160 so it is not worth getting it fixed...still haven't heard anything from anybody at Canon on this forum who might facilitate getting this fixed.
04-18-2014 11:07 AM
I've had this problem for about the past year with my S100. It started sporadically and now the camera is basically useless.
It only takes a picture 1 out of 1000 times I press the shutter and then only when holding it down for a very long time (20 seconds to a minute).
Canon, when are you going to admit that there is a huge flaw with your camera.
Has anyone come up with a solution or had success getting this fixed?
04-18-2014 11:27 AM
I've seen and fixed this on other Canon cameras it is most likely the circuit board under the switch had been deformed or bent from pushing the shutter release button to hard, bumped or normal use. Especially if it is intermittent or got progressivley worse. It is an easy fix the work is in getting to it to reshape/rebend the mounting and or board. Basically the board with the actual switch on it moves to far away from the mechanical shutter button. You may be able to get the service manual if you are handy with this sort of thing and repair it yourself.
04-24-2014 06:00 PM
I have an s100 that's 18 months old and not been used much at all.
The shutter release does not work at all propertly with exactly the same problem that many people have described on this forum. The camera does not take a photo when you press the shutter. Occasionally, though often after 10 seconds or so, when the moment has passed it will release. This renders the camera basically useless and very frustrating.
Unless you look after your customers and make decent products they will defect to other brands. There are lots of others out there.
Maybe this is a cost saving measure, cutting down on customer service. Canon makes little money in compact cameras and the share price has been doing poorly https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3ACAJ&ei=CYhZU_CeL6WVwQPx3AE
I think the company should have stronger principles and address what is clearly an issue with regard to this product.
The serial number on the camera begins with 45 for what it is worth.
Please issue a recall on this issue beyond the warranty period.
04-27-2014 03:13 PM
I have the same problems with my powershot s100 as stated above, i.e. even though I press the shutter release no picture will be taken. The problem occured randomly several weeks ago and now the problem occurs in 95% of all cases. I already downloaded the latest firmware and reset the basis settings. Unfortunately, it did not solve the problem.
Any ideas how to solve this? What are you doing now with your cameras?
05-16-2014 01:57 PM
I am sad and happy to say that Canon repaired our camera for free, after the warranty was over.
Sad: because we had to file a complain to the BBB in order for them to take us seriously and do something, free of charge
Happy: because we received our camera back yesterday, and with our tests it is working fine, hoping it'll last like this and not happen again a year from now.
05-18-2014 01:38 AM
the service details was as follows:
"your product has been examined and it was found that the internal component was not properly connected the dial could not operate properly"
Not sure that this is any helpful...