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My shutter closes and retracts and then turns off

When I turn my powershot A75 camera on, the lens opens up and then retracts. If I want to look at pictures I have taken the camera stays on. I can access the menu.. everything else works .. haha.. but I cant take a picture.. replaced the batteries...can anyone make a suggestion on what the problem is?? Thanks kihay

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Apears to be a common problem called code E18.  Many comments about it on the net with no resolutions and costs over $100.00 to fix.

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To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

Now the A430 is not capable of taking 15 second exposures as recommended for the fix. Instead try setting the camera to manual mode, turn off the flash, got to a darkened room, and take a picture. Open the battery door while the red and yellow light are flashing. If after many tries this does not work, then consider trying Fix #5a on the site. But do so with the camera turned off and the lens retracted to lessen the chance of damaging the lens mechanism.

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