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Canon Powershot A 75 Digital

Lens won't open and E 18 appears on screen

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Well the owners manual wasn't much help. Does it do the same thing when you plug it into an electrical outlet?



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  • Canon Master
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Try the procedures in this tip.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012

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t00nz
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SOURCE: Help Canon powershot A300

Had the same problem with my A300. This sounds a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free under a recall. THIS INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
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Posted on Nov 23, 2007

kevin000
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SOURCE: canon digital ixus 75, 3

formate the memory card and then try

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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SOURCE: CANON FAULTY SCREEN IMPORTANT READ ME

I have read that there seem to be many issues with no display on the LCD in playback or photo mode. What can I do to get this resolved? Thanks you. Greg

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon 450D, ERROR 99 only when flash pops up

Err 99 usually means your lens contacts are dirty either on the lens itself or on the camera.

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert only a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

Does the “ERR 99" message appear? If so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: -
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

Does the “ERR 99" message appear? If so, then the CF card is faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: -
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

If the “ERR 99" message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
If you see the “ERR 99" with a different Canon lens attached, then the camera is faulty and should be serviced.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a canon powershot sx100 IS the lens is

Here is a site that discusses things you can try to fix this for free. They do a much better job than I could, and they let you know the risks and steps to take, in order. Try this first, you might get lucky- they say 50% of stuck lenses or lens errors can be fixed.
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Don't worry, this is a huge problem with extendable lenses, due to their construction with small, plastic gears that are easy to break with a bump or fall, or obstruction while extending.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

t00nz
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SOURCE: Canon Powershot A510 - lens covers stuck

A stuck lens cover is a fairly common problem, but it is normally easy to fix. A single grain of sand jamming the cover mechanism is normally the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it. There are many non-invasive techniques that people have come up with to accomplish this. Some may be seen on this blog article. You can also open the lens barrel up to fix the covers, but only as a very last resort. The article also gives examples for this type of procedure.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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