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Canon powershot A60. When the camera is turned on there is no image won't take shots, has a number on screen E18 and shuts down after a few seconds. Mike


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E18 is an error code from self diagnostic system of the camera.if there is a malfunction in the lense assembly or the focus assembly then this error code appears. You have t show it at a repair shop.
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