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When I turn on my PowerShot A70, it comes on and immediately shuts itself off and the Error E18 appears on the screen.

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Crunchy lens moving sounds are mostly dirt inside. I stuck my M1033 inside the hose of a wet vac and operated the lens several times. Problem solved. Now I keep it in a cloth bag.

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Canon Powershot's error E18 has to do with the lens:
If it appears on a black LCD with E18 written on the corner, it is mostly due to the lens getting stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.
I am giving below a link which will help you with E18 problem.

http://www.e18error.com/repair.html

Hope this helps, let me know if you have a proble.
Please do rate and thanks for using FixYa and Best fo luck to get you camera out of E18!

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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