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Error message E25

When i turn the camera on is makes a soft whirring noise before displaying 'E25'. Replay is not affected but i have not tried to download my pictures to the computer yet

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    I have a Powershot a 200 and same thing is happening...



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It sound like a problem with the zooming mechanism (lens would not retract or extended) Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix you problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

Posted on Aug 10, 2007


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