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Old Jun 2, 2003, 4:42 PM   #1
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Default DIgital Ixus 400 (Elph 400): Something sounds loose...

Hi all.

I bought my digital ixus 400 3 weeks ago. I only noticed a sound coming from the inside when i gently shake the camera yesterday. It definitely sounds like there is something loose on the inside.....a faint noise of something. (It does not seem as if there is something rattling, the sound is fainter than that...)

The camera has never been dropped or even bumped, I have treated it with utter care. now my question is: do you experience the same? Is this sound normal?

Any answers would be appreciated.
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Old Jun 3, 2003, 8:07 PM   #2
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I have the S400, and there is no noise at all when unit is off or on, when I shake it in a quiet room.

It may be faulty, bring it back to the shop for exchange.

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Old Jun 11, 2003, 3:37 PM   #3
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No noise inside my S400 either. Sounds like it's defective.

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Old Sep 24, 2003, 7:33 PM   #4
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How did it turn out with your camera?

I just recieved my IXUS 400 and it sounds like something is loose in my camera too.


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Old Sep 27, 2003, 2:10 PM   #5
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I got some noise inside when I turn the camera vertical or back to horizontal.

I think that's the picture rotation sensor.
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Old Oct 1, 2003, 10:31 PM   #6
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If the sound is really faint and there is no performance issue, then so what? It may be perfectly normal. I am not sure if I would return one for that reason. Dead pixel in the display, permanent spots in the images, malfunction, that sort of thing, those are bigger issues. There are lots of things that could go wrong, these things are rather complicated machines. So unless it is mis-behaving, why not let it keep living with you.
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Old Jan 12, 2004, 6:47 PM   #7
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The rattling is perfectly normal. It is the orientation sensor which tells the camera whether you were shooting in portrait or landscape mode. I guess it must be something like a metal ball inside a small compartment, shorting different contacts depending on how the camera is positioned.
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