Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera ?
Lens open can not shut down E18
\015 I turned on my camera this morning. It made 5 bips and showed E18 on the screen. Now, the lens did not close back anymmore. I took of the card and the battery (new) and I charged them. I put back the charged battery but it did not help, when I turned it on it made the 5 bips, and showed E18 in the screen. I switched it of but the lens is still open! Help!\015
Sometimes it just gets stuck - With the camera on go to the view mode and give it a little jiggle with your thumb and finger. Also - a can of compressed air can loosen up what ever might be stuck in there.
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