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They have done multiple dives with the camera without problems. It has never been dropped etc.
On this trip they did a 100 ft. dive and after the dive noted for the first time small fractures in the housing wall plastic. See photos. (These are not scratches.)
Any ideas? Send it to Canon? Normal wear and tear?
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I doubt the crazing, if indeed that is what it is, has anything to do with a 100 foot dive.
I doubt Canon will do anything for you, the OEM housings are considered by many as disposable, meaning they are not something that can be overhauled/repaired easily. If I am wrong there then a reference to a service center or repair facility would be useful to many of us for repair of housings that are several years old (as opposed to warranty replacement of defective new units).
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I wonder... Do you know if the housing sat in direct sunlight for a long time? I believe ultraviolet radiation could contribute to something like this. Or if someone used windex or a solvent to clean it.
If it were me, I'd probably somehow get the housing replaced, since I don't think it can't be repaired. There's one on Amazon for $169. If it's under warranty with Canon, I'd probably send it to them. Depending on what type of insurance they have and how much it costs to replace the housing, it may not be worth it to file a claim.
Please keep us updated on what they found out, especially if they called Canon about it...
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