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Lens stuck out

I have not dropped my camera. I just took a picture...it worked. But the lens is now stuck out. The viewing screen is blank. Will not turn on. I replaced main batteries and the little battery. Still will not turn on, though I get a brief flicker of light...my lens is still stuck out.

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    The same thing happened with my camera! The lens is stuck out, everytime i turn it on i get a flicker of the light, and the screen says E18.

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The following blog outlines some other repair options for a lens error:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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The lens probably has some dirt or grime stuck in the lens motor. If you can gently twist the lens back and forth, maybe with some air.

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