Not EOS related but it does involve Canon.
I have a ZR series camcorder that just up and died on me. I called Canon and they are aware of some models having an issue with the CCD. They are sending me prepaid shipping and will be repairing my camera free of charge even though the warranty is long expired.
Sometimes I am amazed at the simple things in life. If anyone has a ZR series camcorder be sure to call if you experience any issues.
My problem was a very distorted image, others report a black screen.