www.camcorder-repair.com/texture.html Look under, "should I repair it myself" and you will find his reference to his experience that the H and E Canons are bad and not worth repairing. This does not prove newer Canon products are bad, just IMHO, once burnt, twice shy. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Canon offered nothing for their mistake. At least GM re-embursed owners of the cars with bad transmissions.