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When I try to zoom, screen goes black and "E18" appears in bottom corner

When ever i try to zoom in or out the camera beeps, the view finder goes black and E18 appears in the bottom left ahnd corner. have to shut off.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    same camera same problem. Only I hve to open the batery door to make it "reset" so the lense will retract agian. tho sometimes it E18's before the lense can retract.



    I tried using that air in a can to blow around the lense it helped a little no E18 on start up but if I zoom I get it. :( I love this camera and Im so sad. So far Ive not heard of any fixes excpt to take it in.

  • tmharvin Nov 11, 2008

    Camera was working fine. I went back to it and at first the lens would not extend. I turned it off, then back on and the lens extended but the screen went black and I got the "E18" in the botom left corner and the lens won't retract.

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I won't say this is a solution but to prevent the lens retraction E18 message which seems to be common with Canon zoom lenses, I put the extension tube on mine. Sometimes I put a polarizer lens on it but usually I just leave it on to protect the lens when it is on. I have dropped it (on the carpeting at home) and never had a problem. If you have a Canon with a zoom lens, get a lens hood for it ASAP!! My wife's A520 has one on hers too. No problems.
There are lots of other places on the web with suggested fixes. Keep looking and keep enjoying this camera. Merry Christmas all.

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