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A85 won't turn on..

Well, it does turn on for a short period of time (less than a second) and then blinks the green "on" light once and shuts right off. For that small period of time, it attempts to open up the lenses. It is not a battery problem, as this happened suddenly without a warning.
I suspect i might have something to do with the Compact Flash card. I recently acquired a Rebel XT, and was using the 32MB CF from the A85 in the XT. I formatted the 32mb CF to the rebel xt, before I started using the XT. Once I put the CF card (full of images taken with the XT) back on the A85 (since I bought a 2GB CF for the Rebel), it will not turn on. It just blinks once and shuts down.

Any suggestions on how to resolve this?

Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    a80 power shot goes on, turns back off displaying E18 on lcd screen

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    won't turn on at all. at one point i turn rotating switch it tried to start and the telascoping lens started to come out and it just stopped. now nothing.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    hi, i also have the same problem.

  • go4don Dec 25, 2007

    hi there

    i am having the same prob. with the a 85 not comming on as well.

    it has new battries and the memory card is ok.

    when turning on the lens extends and then goes right back into the camera.

    no error message's at all.

    if anyone has an idea. please help

  • go4don Jan 07, 2008

    I posted the prob on the 25 of Dec. and the Solution.

    I didn't mean the error of e16 to help but was an error that i had noticed.

    Sorry that it was posted as a solution. Wasn't meant to be

  • gaewen Jul 02, 2008

    Yes, i have the same problem but i have three different flashcards 256k, 1gb, and a 35mb which came with the camera. i have tryed all three cards that was not e problem. The camera just turns on the lense will retract and then the camera will shut down retracting the lense back in and then the green light will remain on very breify then the camera shuts off. What can be wrong with it?

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Go to www.e18error.com one of the suggestions on there said to tap the usb port entry point on the desk, well we banged it rather than tapped it but it works fine now, thank you and good luck

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