My sister, the eco-freak, discovered a problem with her camera. She NEEDS a camera for her job so she rushed to the local camera store to be told that in order to fix it they would send it back to the manufacturer it would be x number of weeks, blah blah blah..
Clever sister called the manufacturer and found that Yes they were aware of a problem with that model number and based on her serial number it was one that "got out" before being fixed, SURE we will fix it for free, HERE is a postage paid mailing label.....
She is using my camera while she waits for hers to come back....and discovered MINE has the same problem. :( Oh well, at least I know that I can get it fixed for free!