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The lens will not retract. When in picture mode er18 appears on the otherwise blank screen. It will switch to allow me to view the pictures on the card


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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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The lens will not retract. When in picture mode er18 appears on the otherwise blank screen. It will switch to allow me to view the pictures on the card


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Get the images off the card.\015\012Plug to your computer and download them.\015\012Then reformat the card in the Camera.\015\012If your computer is a Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista you will not need any extra software to do this.\015\012Windows can do it ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera
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