The 100 buck replacement.
I noticed a lot of the same posts on Amazon as well. It just slowly strarted dying, would not close properly until finally it just won't turn on.
Sent it to Canon and they denied having universal problem with this model (go look at reviews on Amazon, everyone with problems with this camera describes the SAME issues, but it happens after warranty is up). They said I have a few scratches on my cam so it is prob external damage (this is a joke!!).
I can pay $110 to fix it and they will only warranty that part for 90 days.
I can "upgrade" to a A540 for $100 in which they will warranty the whole camera for 6 mos. The only thing is it doesn't have a swivel LCD that I LOVED so much on my 610.
I can buy another camera, but would then be out $300 and will not find another camera for $100.
What would you do? I'm so frustrated.