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E18 First the LCD screen showed a blur of colors. Now when in the review mode, it only goes to black, with a buzzing sound followed about 5 beeps then an E18 message. Haven't dropped it, immersed in water or anything unordinary.

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  • lfpcraig1 May 30, 2008

    All your trips and links have been very helpful. Tried everything without success, short of disassembling the entire camera. I'm beginning that long process now thanks to a good photo guide link from Bulgaria. There's a zillion steps to complete.

  • lfpcraig1 Jun 02, 2008

    Before receiving excellent advice from t00nz to sell on eBay as is, I jumped in to try and disassemble and find the problem. I got frustrated and sent all the pieces to the garbage pail. Camera had served me well since 2003. Thousands of excellent photos. I got my $$ worth.

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The following blog outlines some repair options for an E18 lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

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

It's important that you fix the E18 error first, as the blur of colors may be symproms of a failing CCD. If so, Canon would fix this for you for free IF the camera has no other problems (ie no E18 lens error). Please see the following info:

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

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Posted on May 28, 2008

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    CameraR May 30, 2008

    Wish you luck, but that's a very difficult process you're about to undertake. Recommend instead considering selling the camera unopened on ebay (take a look to see the going rate for an E18 error broken A70, think you'll be pleasantly surprized). There are many hobbyists (like myself) who are itching to take a crack at repairing a broken camera (hey, it beats sudoku), particularly Canon's. You could use the proceeds as partial payment on buying a new/newer camera also from ebay.



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