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My Canon powershot A75 got a bump recently. It opens and makes three beeps, posts a message "E18" and closes immediately after. Any solutions?

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  • mugugumbo Jan 25, 2008

    Hi there,



    As I cannot open the camera myself I will get a technician to have a look, using the advice you gave me.



    I thank you very much and will ge back to you after the tech. has looked at it



    Mugugumbo

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Since camera was bumped, the proiblem is in the lens assy and it's inability to extend out! Send it to us for a N/C estimate via e-mail. About 1/3 of the digital cameras I receive for repair have an extention of lens problem. www.flcamerarepair.com

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"E18" Error seems to be a code related to and barrel extension problems. I have broken down these problems into three categories which explain the variety of causes (or lack thereof) and solutions that people have reported. The solutions are referred to in the numbered paragraphs below, and then described in detail afterward. The three categories are:

  1. Batteries that run out of juice mid-extension. Problems such as these appear to be reset-able through either powering off and on or the A/V cable connection method.
  2. Physical obstructions preventing the full extension/retraction of the lens. These can include things like dust or sand in the mechanism. As the case (and lens barrel) are by no means impervious to the introduction of foreign matter, even if you are very careful with your camera, contamination is possible. Depending on the size of the obstruction, and how sticky it is, it may be dislodged by blowing air on it or tapping on the camera.
  3. Mis-alignment of the lens can also cause the E18. The cause of the alignment problem can be either blunt force (dropping) or substantial grime in the mechanism. These types of problems can sometimes be fixed by pushing the mechanism back into alignment, sometimes in combination with a cleaning method.

NOTE: Items 2-3 above may involve large and/or sticky grime that is difficult to impossible to remove from the outside of the camera (by blowing or tapping), and may require that the camera be opened.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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