01-10-2019 07:13 PM
I agree that just re-soldering will probably last a very long time. After all, most of the s100's out there never fail in this way. Too many do -- especially when one of them is mine. I think that on those that failed the original soldering was not quite hot enough,or the mating surfaces were not close enough or not enough flux flowed. I would be tempted when reheating to add a tiny tiny bit of additional solder -- if it looked like the original was skimpy. Also, now that we know the weak link we will take care not to press the shutter too hard.
10-25-2019 02:47 PM
Every OEM has their dirty little secrets, I bet even Nikon. As far as the S100, I bought a used, working one because of this very, very long but informative thread, I bought it because I was confident if the shutter did fail I could fix it ( because of the great information here) and also because it has an optional waterproof case made by Canon. I wanted a protected camera, protected against the water, sand, etc. and I bring mine to the beach and the lake all the time. It takes good quality pictures in wet environments, with the case of course, and is very compact. I do agree that Canon should have manned up to this shutter problem a long time ago. I think this is the longest thread on this forum or maybe the second longest and it is proof some S100's had this defect.