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Canon PowerShot a620

When I try to turn the camera on, the e18 comes on the screen. The shutter won't close, the camera won't stay on. I've changed batteries, removed the card. Gettin ready for a trip, and can't go buy a new camera...Please HELP!

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  • lucynagel Aug 08, 2008

    My camera will let me look at pics that I've already taken, but won't let me take any new pics. When I turn the camera on and set it to take pics, it gives me the E18 error, and shuts off. Except my lense isn't stuck open. It'll open, but then close after I receive the error and my camera shuts off.

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Hey nanasandy,
This is a common error message for many Canon camera models. It is most often caused by the lens getting stuck by either damage to the lens mechanism, or something got stuck in the lens (i.e. sand). One thing you could try is blowing compressed air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is stuck in the lens mechanism. If this doesn't work I would have it looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps!

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Allan
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