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Where to find your serial number

The location of your serial number varies between different Canon products. The serial number is a combination of numbers and/or letters, without spaces or special characters. Please ignore any numbers or letters that appear in brackets.

EOS Cameras

The serial number for your EOS camera will consist only of numbers and will generally be 12 numbers long. However on some older EOS models the serial number may be either 6 or 10 numbers long. This will be displayed on the bottom of the camera, printed in black, grey or white numbers. On certain models the serial number will preceded by the letters “NO.” whereas on other models only a number will be displayed. The possible locations of where the serial number can be displayed are highlighted in the below images–

          

You can also find your serial number printed on a white sticker on the side of the box your EOS camera came in. The serial number will usually be preceded by 2 numbers in brackets e.g. (21), however the numbers in brackets are not part of the serial number.
The location of the serial number on this sticker is highlighted in the image below - 




PowerShot and IXUS

The serial number for your PowerShot or IXUS camera will generally consist only of numbers and will be 12 numbers long. However, on some older models the serial number may be a combination of letters and numbers and be either 9 or 10 digits long. This will always be printed in black on a sticker located on the bottom of the camera. However the colour of the sticker may vary depending on the colour of your camera.

Please see the examples of serial number locations highlighted in the images below –

             



             

You can also find your serial number printed on a white sticker on the side of the box your PowerShot or IXUS camera came in. The serial number will usually be preceded by 2 numbers in brackets e.g. (21), however the numbers in brackets are not part of the serial number.
The location of the serial number on this sticker is highlighted in the image below -




EF Lenses

The serial number for EF lenses will always only consist of numbers and may be 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 or 12 numbers long depending on the age and model of your lens.
The possible locations that the serial number may appear are outlined below –

  • Stamped on the side of the lens barrel, the colour of the serial number may differ depending on the colour of your lens. Please note that when your lens is attached to your camera the serial number will usually be on the underneath of the lens.




  • Stamped in black on either the plastic or metal area of the electronic mount.





Some lenses may also display a company code which could be mistaken for the serial number. This company code can easily be identified as it will consist of letters and numbers. An example of the company code and serial number is shown below –



Speedlites

Older model Speedlites have the serial number stamped into the flash head as indicated in the image below -

Newer model Speedlites have the serial number displayed on a sticker that is inlaid in the flash head and this is in the format of black numbers on a silver/grey background as indicated in the image below -


 

PIXMA

The serial number for your PIXMA printer will be 9 characters long and consists of 4 letters followed by 5 numbers e.g. XXXX00000. This will be printed on a sticker and can be found either on the back or inside the printer, some of the possible locations are highlighted below -

On the back of your printer -

Inside your printer -
Please be aware that over time ink can spill onto the white sticker inside the machine which can prevent the serial number from being visible, this can be wiped off with a dry cloth.

You can also find your serial number printed on a white sticker on the side of the box that your PIXMA printer came in. The location of the serial number on this sticker is highlighted in the image below -

i-SENSYS

The structure of the serial number for your i-SENSYS varies depending on the model type, as explained below -

  • If your product provides printing functionality only then the serial number will be 10 digits long and consist of 4 letters and 6 numbers e.g. XXXX-000000.
  • If your product provides printing and copying, scanning or faxing functionality then the serial number will be 8 digits long and consist of 3 letters and 5 numbers e.g XXX-00000.

The serial number will always be printed on a sticker and can be found either on the back of the machine or for some models inside the machine.

Please see the examples of serial number locations highlighted in the images below –

SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

The serial number for your SELPHY printer will be 10 digits long and consist only of numbers e.g.0123456789. The serial number will usually be preceded by 2 numbers in brackets e.g. (21), however the numbers in brackets are not part of the serial number.
This will be printed on a sticker and can be found on the base of the printer, as highlighted in the image below - 


LEGRIA, Professional Camcorders and EOS Cinema Cameras

The serial number for your camcorder will either be a series of numbers and letters, or a series of only numbers. This will generally be 12 digits long and proceeded by the letters “S/N”. The serial number will normally be printed on a sticker and is most often located on the bottom of the camcorder or underneath the battery.

Please see the examples of serial number locations highlighted in the images below-


You can also find your serial number printed on a white sticker on the side of the box your Camcorder came in. The serial number will usually be preceded by 2 numbers in brackets e.g. (21), however the numbers in brackets are not part of the serial number.
The location of the serial number on this sticker is highlighted in the image below -


CanoScan and CanoScan LiDE Series

The serial number for your CanoScan or CanoScan LiDE scanner will be 9 characters long and consists of 4 letters followed by 5 numbers e.g. XXXX00000. On certain models it will say ‘Serial Number’, however other models will just have the letters ‘S/N’. This will be printed on a sticker and can be found either on the back or bottom of the scanner.

Please see the examples of serial number locations highlighted in the images below-

Multimedia Projectors

The serial number for all projectors is located on the bottom of the product as indicated in the images below. The serial number is always a combination of letters and numbers -

Calculators

The serial number for printing calculators is located either on a white sticker on the bottom of the product preceded by the letters ‘NO’, or on the original product packaging as indicated in the images below -

Fax Machines

The serial number is located at the back of the product as indicated in the image below -

Binoculars

Generally, the serial number is located underneath the binoculars although on IS models, this will be located on the battery door of the product.

Personal Copiers

The serial number is located at the back of the product as indicated in the image below -

Network Cameras

The serial number is located on the bottom of the product in the box marked ‘serial number’. As indicated in the image below, the serial number is located where the red bar is shown -