Question about Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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E18 none of it is working!!! im cmin here the second time!!!! i tried everything it told me to.... but it is not working plz sisters wedding is soon!!!!help!!

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  • Chuchi96 Feb 24, 2008

    well, the thing is that the lenses are stuck in the middle....they are not opening or closing!!!! And says E18....Plz help!!!!!! my sisters wedding is in 1 month!!!!!!!

  • Chuchi96 Feb 25, 2008

    nope still not working!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    Says e18 Lenses are stuck

  • sdsallisaw Jun 26, 2008

    My camera won't turn on at all. Every time I try, it'll just go black and the lens will move a little bit, but the screen will be black and have an E18 at the bottom.

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    CameraR May 11, 2010

    Chuchi you've done all you could. I'm sorry but it seems your only options now are to consider professional repair, or buying a new or used working camera. You can still put up your A520 camera for sale on ebay. There are many people who will still buy it for parts, primarily for the working lcd screen (an lcd swap is much much easier to do than a lens swap).

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    CameraR May 11, 2010

    Chuchi, as mentioned your camera probably needs costly professional repair with replacement of the entire lens assembly. Try the following only as a last resort. If it doesn't work, suggest it's time to give up and consider buying a new camera as lens replacement will cost more than the current value of the A520.

    Have you tried pulling on the lens barrel while pressing the power button, in effect assisting the motor in opening the lenses? Give it a firm tug directly outward as you press the power button.

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    CameraR May 11, 2010

    Chuchi, if you've tried the lens error solutions with no luck (change battery, hitting camera, pushing pulling lens barrel, etc...) your camera may then require actual repair and replacement of the lens assembly. Unfortunately, this may cost more than the value of the camera as it's not an easy fix, and requires replacement parts.

    In regards to you particular case, is the lens partially extended, or is it fully retracted? What specifically does your camera do when your press the on button (does the lens even move?). Do you notice any uneveness in the lens barrel, or the spacing of the gaps around the lens barrel?



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I dropped twice and push back the barrel, after that It works

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Or, you can send it to Canon to get it repaired professionally.

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