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Re: shutter release not working S100

Also be aware that some of the flex boards are held down with double sided tape so free them carefully

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Re: shutter release not working S100

My post is gone once more...:/
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Re: shutter release not working S100

Canon must have done it! They don't want us to repair the S100...want us to buy new cameras!!! Ha, ha! Interesting!
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Re: shutter release not working S100

All of these messages flowing today just show how devoted a following this great little camera pulled in - except for the trouble with the one part.

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Re: shutter release not working S100

Dan, to tell the truth, although I got another S100 to just get the shutter part for transplant for almost two or three months not, I haven't done it because I am totally satisfied with the camera"s" on my Huawei P20 Pro smart phone now! So much so that I have not touched my other cameras for a long time!  But, the S100 is still something to desire of though for a pocket camera...one day I shall fire up my soldering iron!!!

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Re: shutter release not working S100

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I've fix it!

I suffered from the not working release button also. What I've done was soldering the pads of the release button. The button is placed on flex ribbon, which may be a problem because soldered pads may break after many pushes.

I will describe what I've done exactly in case You want to try this fix by yourself.

s100_shuter_repair_2.jpg

 

I've reheated three pads of the release button that are marked as 2. Those are easy to access. I've tried to solder the pads that are marked as 3, but those are hard to reach because the other switch is to close. Nevertheless, the pad most to the right from the group marked as 2 seams to be the problem (pad marked as 4).


My camera is working now Smiley Happy

 

As a side note: Before I’ve fixed the problem, I've tried to shut a photo with the camera case disassembled. When I pressed the release button, I could not trigger my camera, same way as all S100 owners in this discussion. Nevertheless, when I was pressing the trigger button and I pressed the flex ribbon in a place close to the button and marked as 1, then a picture was captured. I’ve done this few times, and it has always triggered my camera. I assume that pressing the ribbon distorted the broken solder in some way and the proper connection was back. I’ve probed the pads of the release button with camera switched on. When the second stage of the button was pressed and released then the pad marked as 4 was switching between hi and 0V states. Therefore, I assume it is the faulty pad.

 

Good luck anybody that still uses their S100. I am going on my vacation next week and I hope to capture it with my fixed camera!

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Re: shutter release not working S100

Last try. This time without complaining about some engineers Smiley Happy

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Re: shutter release not working S100

Copy and save it while you can!
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Re: shutter release not working S100

lol go back 2 pages your original post is there

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Re: shutter release not working S100


@John_ wrote:

I have several full-service manuals for other Canon cameras and in all of them the flex PCB's use connectors and do not need any soldering to R&R.


Hi John,

Connectors mounted at flex? Do You mean buttons like in s100 case? Are those buttons also transfering force on their flex? I am asking because elements mounted at flex are common but I have not seen any element that are meant to experience external force.

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