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Trouble with lens and blank screen

My camera was dropped and now the lens will not close and the screen that normally shows pictures that have been taken is blank with 'E18' written in white on the bottom left hand corner. When I switch the camera on it makes continuous beeping sounds and then switches itself off. Am I able to fix this problem myself or do I need to get it repaired?

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Http://www.e18error.com/repair.htmls shows pictures of how to take apart a similar camera.
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Canon Repair is out of the question.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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