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Canon powershot sd400 error code E18 - Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

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Yes !! I wacked it a couple of times on a hard surface and it started working again after I dropped it and got the dreaded E18 error mesage in the middle of a Jewelry shoot. wm

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Whack the camera against a hard surface a couple times. That should do the trick.

Source: I own the same camera and had the same problem in the past. Other forums talked about this problem and this was usually the best course of action.

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Same problem here, with a Powershot A80. When switching on, the camera shows boot screen and moves lens, but shuts down immediately with an unusual noise. E18 on the screen for a short time. Banging it on a wooden surface a few times made the problem go away.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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Hello there,
The E18 error is related to the LENS not able to retract fully. If it is still under warranty, I would advise you bring it to the nearest service center. This is to avoid further damages. Otherwise, you can try a few things below.
There are a couple of things you can do.
1. Turn it on and then off. Spray canned air around the lens.
If trick 1 will not work out, try this.
2. Make sure the battery is fully charged. Turn on the camera and then give it a couple of firm whacks on the side. Make sure nothing is blocking the lens and wait for it to fully retract.
Let me know how it goes.

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