Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera ?

Whirring sound after start then black screen with E18 in bottom corner


\015 The camera has a whirring sound after start then a black screen with E18 in the bottom corner\015

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This is very easy to fix- switch your camera on, grab then lens around the edges, and carefully give it a firm twist. It should click and turn on.

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