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E18 ERROR SNAPPED RIBBON CABLE ON REPAIR ATTEMPT CAMERA WONT RUN NOW

I HAD AN E18 MSG AND TOOK APART MY CAMERA AFTER TRYING NUMEROUS XS TO RESTART THE LENSE WAS STUCK STILL TRIED LIFTING THE FRONT COVER OFF AND A RIBBON CABLE SNAPPED PUT ALL BACK BUT ENDED UP WITH ONE EXTRA SMALL SCREW. NOW CAMERA DOESNT START AT ALL WHAT DO I DO NOW HOW CAN I FIX RIBBON CABLE DOES BLUTAC WORK?

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  • lindawe Jun 28, 2008

    We are getting E18 on the picture screen which is black. Can't take pictures and lenses won't move. All other functions seem to be working. Please help!



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  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    I do have the same problem of E18 & Lens dosn't move!!

  • bdunaway Jul 24, 2008

    I have the e18 message and lense won't move and camera will not operate. I have not attempted repairs.

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Hello Dear,
You are requested to take the camera to the Canon Care Centre, but only if the Ribbon cable is removed from its locked it can be reinserted but if it is torn off, even after setting the zoom lense of your camera the Digital Zoom will not work and you will have to use the camera only with Optical Zoom.
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Manoj Joseph
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Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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