Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera ?

Camera won't function - "E18" (Canon PowerShot S230)

\015 When I turn on my camera in the "take picture" mode, the lens doesn't expand open and I get a dark screen with "E18" in the lower left corner, and then it beeps and turns itself off \015\012\015\012When I turn it on in "view picture" mode, it beeps and gives me "E18" in the bottom lower left corner again. Any ideas?\015

Answers :

Try lightly tapping lens on a hard surface. This sometimes reseats the lens. If this does not work take to bits and reassemble.
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