Well you guys all have valid points.
But still you can't compare a iPhone with a 5Dmk3, 5D si a pro grade camera while a iPhone is... well a iPhone.
I don't know how exactly my camera died, maybi it was condensation from quick hot/cold translation, maybe it was from my sweaty shirt, maybe it just wanted to die... I really don't know.
I just know that i have a pro camera dead from water damage and that the camera didn't see any water or rain.
In favor to the repair centre,they did send me pictures and it kinda is a reasonable story.
I see no evidence of moisture damage in that photograph. There's some gunk on the metal frame, but that looks more like glue that holds rubber seals in place than oxidation damage. Titanium dioxide is white, not black or green. However, if the metal frame is corroded, I suspect that it was corroded before they assembled the camera at the factory, because I see no evidence of water damage to the electronics at all in that photo.
In fact, the only thing I see that looks odd is the blob of greenish glue on one of the connectors. Based on my experience with hardware manufacturers, that glue is probably there because they realized after they built a few million that the connector design was inadequate for the amount of force that routinely tugged on the cable. That's the sort of design screw-up that makes me cringe every time I see it, because invariably there will be a few units that fail spontaneously in fascinating ways, often repeatedly. To be brutally honest, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to learn that your entire failure was caused by that cable coming loose in spite of the glue....
If there had been actual water in the camera I would expect the following to be true:
- You should see massive corrosion on all the non-gold-plated ribbon cable contacts. I see no corrosion whatsoever.
- There's just about zero chance that they used stainless steel screws, given the cost difference, and given that these are not supposed to be exposed to the elements. Therefore, those two screws should be big piles of rust (or at an absolute minimum, badly rust-stained), not shiny and new.
- Had it been wet for any significant period of time, you should see dendrites between all of those close solder contacts. As far as I can tell, they're all absolutely perfect.
And so on. I mean yes, ostensibly, it could have failed because of water damage, but it sure doesn't look like water damage based on what I'm seeing.
My guess is that they probably put in a bunch of those worthless moisture sensing dots—the ones that a lot of manufacturers have already gotten sued over because of their astonishingly high false positive rates. Either that or they get more money for non-warranty work and they're just trying to meet their quota by screwing somebody over.
Either way, please tell me which Canon service center this was. I don't ever want anything I own to go there.