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Digital camera I have a cannnon power shota510 digital camera when i turn the power on the screen shows the cannon screen then goes black then it makes a beeping noise then proceeds to shut off i've changed da battery but still cont. to do it

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try:

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Camera shuts off even with new batteries


"E18" indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover in your camera .This error appears where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting .The error may also be displayed if the lens camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera.Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting. Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred and might require service from canon.Or else try pressing the power button on and held it down while extending the zoom lens. The lens will extend out and the camera will be freed from the error.

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Camera switches on but no display on screen it is black. when switch on camera screen shows canon logo and beeps then goes black on image shown on screen


The black screen problem means the lens sensor is spoiled due to over exposure to heat. Its better to give it to cannon service centre. If your camera is under warranty period its well and good they will replace the lens sensor for free of cost.

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Jun 10, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A60 Digital Camera

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Cannon SD 750 - when i try to take a picture a black screen appe

Think that you accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time.

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E 18 message

Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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Camera picture not shown on screen

It could possibly be because after selecting the "disp." (display) button several times the screen goes black. Simply press the "disp" button until you monitor will show what your camera see's.

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Camara turns on beeps shuts off

You need to power it with rechargable batteries. with the MAH being no less than 2000. I bought a charger which came with 2batteries for less than a tenner

Dec 23, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Tab on the camera. E18 is a stuck lens. This is common on this camera. I'm not saying this will fix it, but don't break it.

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Black Screen

cannon will repair it free of charge,its a problem with ixus 400.

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