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Cannon A85 E18 code occurring

Hello there, my camera, when switched on comes up with a E18 signal in the corner and that is all i can get to come up on the screen at the moment, i hope u can help me, cheers, Merridie

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Unfortunately, this error has only three fixes. Based on your purchase date and expertise.

  1. Return it for a refund/exchange.
  2. or, send it to be repaired by Canon or your local service center.
  3. Repair it yourself following these instructions.
This link is where you can get more details.

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Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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