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My shutter closes and retracts and then turns off

When I turn my powershot A75 camera on, the lens opens up and then retracts. If I want to look at pictures I have taken the camera stays on. I can access the menu.. everything else works .. haha.. but I cant take a picture.. replaced the batteries...can anyone make a suggestion on what the problem is?? Thanks kihay

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Anonymous

Apears to be a common problem called code E18.  Many comments about it on the net with no resolutions and costs over $100.00 to fix.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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Anonymous

Use rechargeable batteries

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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