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Cannon SureShot A520, E18

by madras68 / October 22, 2014 8:32 AM PDT

I have a very old, but well taken care of, Cannon SureShot A520 and I have an E18 on the LCD. Will someone tell me what E18 is and how I can fix it? I use it for preview setup and then use my DSLR to take the final picture. It really has served me well in that capacity. Thanks

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Usually it means it needs repair.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2014 8:50 AM PDT
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Cannon SureShot A520, E18
by madras68 / October 22, 2014 8:50 AM PDT

Sorry folks for the dumb error. Maybe the E18 error is me. It is a Cannon PowerShot A520. It is not a Kodak. Sorry, I have lucid moments once in a while.

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Usually it means it needs repair. R. Proffitt
by madras68 / October 22, 2014 8:53 AM PDT

Thanks so much for the assist. Maybe I can solve the problem, too.

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A few thoughts
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 22, 2014 12:34 PM PDT

That error can be caused by a battery problem.
If you are using rechargeable batteries, they may have reached their end of life.
Use new alkaline batteries as a test.

The lens housing may be slightly bent.
With the camera turned off,
lay the camera on its back and look closely at the concentric rings around the lens.
See if they are equally spaced.
Press on any ring that has unequal spacing and see if that helps to align the rings.

Good luck
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