Last modified on November 20th, 2006

I just got back from quickly picking up my fixed Canon SD630 camera. Apparently the warp-core phase-inverter was out of alignment, so I had to get that readjusted to the tune of $160. Seriously, those guys can turn any small problem into a huge one that can cost lots of money. I was originally told the shutter door was broken, which seemed somewhat reasonable (I pictured a really small, weak hinge breaking). However, now it’s more along the lines of the “shutter solenoid ring was hosed.” How does a shutter solenoid ring break? Better question, what the hell is a shutter solenoid ring anyways? Apparently it broke because I dropped it (which was an amazing leap of faith by the guy when I originally dropped it off, since he made that statement before I even described the problem), but I don’t remember dropping it. And even if I did, a solenoid is just a few loops of wire, so it really doesn’t seem that breakable. Oh well.

I pity the people who don’t understand anything about cars or technology — they must get hosed even more than I do.

2 responses to “Fixed”

  1. mel says:

    my elph needs to be serviced too… grrr… I don’t understand 3 cameras now.. ALL broken! I think I’m giving up on Canon finally!

  2. Duane says:

    Yeah, I’ve had two elphs, and both have broken rather easily. I like the 20D, but the cheaper Canon (and the Elphs are still pretty pricey IMO) are garbage.

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