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My Canon A75's lens got stuck midway while shutting off, and now I can't switch it on

While shutting down, the lens got stuck midway and everything went blank and I can switch it back on - even with new batteries

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  • Kattykally May 06, 2008

    I can't switch it back on - I mean

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Usually, this indicates some obstruction (sand, grit, a piece of plastic) has jammed your camera gears sys. send it to me and I will e-mail you an estimate N/C. www.flcamerarepair.com

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Canon Sure Shot A75 Turn on camera, lens partially comes out, beeps E18 appears & then it shuts down. Changed batteries but nothing happens.


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

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Andrea

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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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For the Canon, see this. Canon may repair it for free if it's on the advisory list:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

For the Nikon, (and the Canon if it's not on the advisory list) turn off the flash and look down the lens barrel and take a picture. Do you see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If not, the shutter is stuck shut. If you do see movement, then the CCD has failed. Both are rather involved repairs, beyond which can be covered here, or worth the effort. Would instead recommend using these cameras as parts cameras for other cameras with less severe issues (LCD replacement, buttons, switches, doors, etc...).

There are several things that can cause the Finepix problem. But again each of these suggest using the camera for parts.

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Canon Powershot A75 lens got stuck midway


Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html

If the above don't work, then you may possibly be experiencing a lens error. 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 if the camera is out of warranty they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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Lens retracts when turned on


Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.

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It happend to me also. I think it is caused by the lens mechanism. It is stuck and it disabled all other functions.

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My Canon A75 has the EXACT same problem. I have always handled it with care. When I was taking photos with it, the camera suddenly started shutting down without a low battery warning. It just started shutting down, but it stopped with the lens still sticking half way out. Like yours, the top green light flashes when I try pressing the power button. Any ideas?

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When turned on, lens goes out then right back in, eventually camera shuts off. view mode OK.


This might be an E18 lens error issue. 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:
http://www.e18error.com/repair.html

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Try the simple stuff first. Install fresh batteries. Remove the memory card. If that doesn't fix the problem, it is time for warranty.

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