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Two different Canon A520 problems.

I have 2 Canon A520 cameras. One was dropped on the open lens when nearly new and the lens is stuck out. It displays the message E18 on the display screen when I power it up. On the second camera, when taking a picture, the subject is only about half as bright as it used to be on the display screen and the resultant pictures are dark as well. There is color.

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Re: Two different Canon A520 problems.

Hey guys. there is no solution that you can do it for yourself. the best solution i can give for you is take it to service centre. here in india we get charged nearly 1800rupees for servicing the lens portions.

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