[CT Birds] FYI - Canon Digital Camera & Camcorder CCD fail Recall

Lemmon lemmon at snet.net
Mon Jan 7 12:15:50 EST 2008

FYI  from a member of the Vermont Entomology Society

Ron Russotti <radroc2004 at yahoo.com> wrote:  Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 08:22:50 -0800 (PST)
From: Ron Russotti <radroc2004 at yahoo.com>
VTLEPS at aol.com

Greetings and Happy New Year VES Members!

Just wanted to let you know that I had one of my Canon digital cameras (S1IS) fail before Christmas.  I found out that Canon and other Digital camera manufacturers have a recall on the CCD array (this is what captures the image). 
They are fixing them for free.  This includes digital camcorders as well.  Models made in 2004-2005 and early 2006 may be affected.  If you turn on your camera and see a funny image or no image then your CCD is bad.  You will be able to see previous recorded images on your display O.K.   I suggest you look at both links.

This link is for Canon cameras:


This link lists all the cameras affected and what caused the problem.  You may have to scroll up to see the top of the page when this link is opened.


I ended up with a refurbished Canon S5IS at no charge since they didn't have parts to fix my original one. Canon was very prompt and paid the shipping.


Ron Russotti     

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