Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon camera sc980- screen won't work, cannot format card. So effectively camera in NOT working- less than 3 months old now. Just returned from a 6 week trip to Asia & the camera, bought new about 3 weeks before our trip, did not work as there the screen didn't work. sent canon an email- told them we were in Asia on the trip of a lifetime & they said "send it on for repairs" FROM ASIA- get real- they ruined my trip!!! Advice on how to deal with them!! I want at least some compensation for not h


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Well, I'm not sure what you expected them to do...send someone to Asia to fix your camera? They responded the only way they could. They didn't ruin your trip...you could have bought a cheap throwaway digital camera and enjoyed the trip. Now you need to send it in for repairs under the warranty.
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