To follow up on the dead Ixus story, here’s what happened when we took the camera in for service. The service guy takes it in, goes into his room, and comes out a couple of minutes later.

“I’m sorry, but there’s nothing we can do,” he said. Then he gets a pie-eating grin and says, “actually, you can turn it on.” And it was back to normal, good as new.

What’s even cooler is that he didn’t charge anything for fixing it. How cool is that?

So here’s a big thank you to the excellent people over at AWH Servis off námÄ›stí Jiřího z PodÄ›brad. They should be your go-to people when you need a camera serviced.