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FLiPMaRC
12-28-2006, 07:09 AM
Sources:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=218&modelid=13390&keycode=2111&id=28799
http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/27/canon-warns-of-overheating-cameras/



http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2006/12/canon-overheating-a530.jpg
Who is doing quality assurance these days? First laptops blowing up, then weak straps resulting in household damages, and now this -- overheating camera battery covers. While nowhere nearly as serious as the exploding laptop trend, Canon is warning owners of the PowerShot A530 and A540 that the cases' doors can become extremely hot. Additionally, there will be a significant decrease in performance, resulting in a lot less pics of the holidays than you would have hoped. Those folks realizing that they have an affected camera can have Canon replace it at no charge.

elyisus
12-29-2006, 04:56 PM
I went to the canon page and found that the fault was found in some cameras A540 belonging to the serial numbers starting with 21, 22, 23 and 24 and I am about to by this camera. Now I am going to check the serial before buying to avoid the extra legwork for a replacement or repair.
Thanks!

BowerR64
12-29-2006, 06:27 PM
I have an A540 and mine has the first 2 numbers they say may have this fault but mine is fine.

Probobly when the cameras were being put together one of the people on the assembly line assembeled these parts out of order thats why the problem is there. Not all will have this