Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera ?

The lens is open when the camera is turned off. when turning the camera on, the lens reclines and then comes out again with a beep- beep, and the E18 error is shown. The camera turns off in about 5 secs.


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The lens is open when the camera is turned off. when turning the camera on, the lens reclines and then comes out again with a beep- beep, and the E18 error is shown. The camera turns off in about 5 secs.


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