Canon A70 problem

  IClaudio 15:37 15 Jul 2007

Sorry, not entirely computer-related, but the brain's here collectively the size of a planet, so someone may know!

On power-up, the lens of my Canon opens as usual, but then the camera sits quietly for a few moments, before closing down the lens and beeping. An error message appears briefly on the screen: E18. Presumably this will mean something to a repair engineer.

I'm just about to Google, but thought it would be worth trying here as well.

  IClaudio 15:39 15 Jul 2007
  Andy1991 15:39 15 Jul 2007

we need to know the message, but u can't really work technically with a camera ur self. may need a engineer on it.

  Andy1991 15:42 15 Jul 2007

Seen it, take this to the consumerwatch section of this site.

  IClaudio 15:42 15 Jul 2007

The message is that: E18.

If anyone else has this, here's how to deal with it click here

  skidzy 15:43 15 Jul 2007

E18 (error #18) means the lens did not retract or extend here

click here

  anchor 16:39 16 Jul 2007

On reading the links above it seems to be a common problem.

One small thing, do check that your battery is fully charged and in good condition.

  IClaudio 19:47 28 Jul 2007

I decided my years-old rechargeables should be pensioned off, so bought some new ones. Hey Presto!, back in business, and no more E18.

However, all this had got me thinking that I should upgrade, so made a completely impulsive trip to Currys today and bought a FujiFilm S5700 for £129.00 click here. I had the bag and card already, but £159 would still be a great bargain.

I'm very happy with it so far.

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