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There is warning (E18)on screen of my dijital camera canon powershot A75

Hi I have a canon powershot A75.I have problem about open it.when ı push on/off swithc.ıt s a little opening and then writing E18 on screen.what should ı do.can ı fix it myself.thank you for your help

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    ı tried all things but didnt work.therfore ı should buy a new one.thank you



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The E18 error is 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.

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but they're worth a try:

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Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.
The problem usually happens because dirt or sand get into the lens mechanism. To repair it, visit this link and follow all the steps.Rating the solution is highly appreciated..

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I have a Cannon Powershot A75. I push the On button. The display screen is blank and no picture will appear like something is blocking the lens.

It is ccd imager chip failure problem in your Canon A75 camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view in camera screen to take fresh pictures.
Canon offers free of cost ccd imager chip replacement including both way shipping.
Click Canon Support CCD Imager Advisory for details.
Hope these info will help you.

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My camra has E18 on the screen

E18 is an internal error, the lens drive mechanism.

Canon has to fix it. If it is not under warranty, it will cost you around $160.

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LCD screen is blank with a purple line on the left side of screen

Its is problem of bad ccd imager and this part will be replaced in your Canon A75 camera.
Canon will repair A75 camera free of cost.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

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Try lightly tapping lens on a hard surface. This sometimes reseats the lens. If this does not work take to bits and reassemble.

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If the camera comes, the lens comes out, but no display, push the DISP button on the back. If it will display previously recorded images, but not take new ones, the CCD could be repaired free by Canon. Go here for more details:

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e18 is a general error code for canon. if you got from best buy repost if you got the accidental plan from them

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The E18 error is fairly common. Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:

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It means you have a big problem. The lens sticks when it comes out and you get an error E18 and black screen. Looks like Canon is not very good at customer service either. Read more here:

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