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E18 turn on camera whirring noise shutter does not open after a bit the e18 appears in the screen. then shuts off.

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Re: e18

The E18 error is fairly common. Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:

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As I felt I had nothing to lose I began tapping it on a soft book and the shutter started to appear. I then shut it just using the end of my finger. When I then turned the camera on again it opened and shut when turned off. It has worked fine ever since.
Seems a rather poor design.
Hope this helps. Very best regards Peat.

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