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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–

    EOS-M-Serial-Number_EOS Cameras
    EOS-1D-C-Serial-Number_EOS Cameras
    EOS-700D-Serial-Number_EOS Cameras
    EOS_5D_II

    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 - 

    EOS-Box-Web


    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 –

    IXUS_150-Base
    IXUS_265_
    IXUS_265
    PowerShot-SX130


    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 -

    PowerShot-Box-Web


    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.

      Lens-Serial-Number-1

      Lens-Serial-Number-2


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

      Lens-Serial-Number-3

      Lens-Serial-Number-4


    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 –

    Lens Company Code


    Speedlites

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

    Speedlite_previous_generation


    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 -

    Speedlite_newer_generation


    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 -

    PIXMA printer_1
    PIXMA printer_2
    PIXMA printer_3


    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.

    PIXMA printer_4
    PIXMA printer_5
    PIXMA printer_6


    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 -

    PIXMA printer_7


    MAXIFY

    The serial number for your MAXIFY 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 on the back of the printer as highlighted in the image below –

    MAXIFY-Serial-Number


    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 –

    LBP6750dn
    LBP7150
    MF8030Cn
    LBP5300

    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 - 

    Serial-Number-SELPHY-1


    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-

    Camcorder-Serial-Number-3
    Camcorder-Serial-Number-1
    Camcorder-Serial-Number-2


    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 -

    Serial-Number-Camcorders-Box-Web


    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-

    Scanner-Back-1
    Scanner-Bottom-1

    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 -

    Multimedia Projectors
    Multimedia Projectors_2

    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 -

    Calculators
    Calculators_2

    Fax Machines

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

    Fax Machines

    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 -

    Personal Copiers


    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 -

    Network Cameras