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Re: camera help...please

Posted by Vicki on February 7, 2009, 5:02 pm, in reply to "camera help...please"

Hi: I am a computer tutor and I have a laptop here and an internet connection. If you don't have a computer you're welcome to use ours. Email me at .

Here's the link to the manual:

I found this on the Canon Knowledgebase:

Solution: Possible solutions for an E18 or Lens Error message PowerShot A540

The "E18" or "Lens" error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.
This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera.

Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:

* Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting.
* Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.

If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred.

Wish I had better news than that. I could lend you my camera if you like. I hardly ever use it. My husband takes a ton of photos.


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