Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera ?

E18 First the LCD screen showed a blur of colors. Now when in the review mode, it only goes to black, with a buzzing sound followed about 5 beeps then an E18 message. Haven't dropped it, immersed in water or anything unordinary.


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The following blog outlines some repair options for an E18 lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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\015\012It's important that you fix the E18 error first, as the blur of colors may be symproms of a failing CCD. If so, Canon would fix this for you for free IF the camera has no other problems (ie no E18 lens error). Please see the following info:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
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\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
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