Question about Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera
I turn on the camera. It makes a clicking noise like it's trying to open the lens. The lens does not open. I then get an E18 error code on the flip-open window.
Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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