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We have 2 cameras; Powershot S50 with Digital Camera Solutions Disk v 12.2 & Arcsoft Camera Suite 2.0 software.IXUS 40 with Digital Camera Software starter guide Disk v 2.1, Digital Camera Solutions Disk v 2.1 & Arcsoft Camera Suite 1.3 software.We have been using a PC with XP Home SP1. We have bought a laptop with Vista Home Premium. Which software should we install or is there a need to download an alternative?Thank you.

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The good news is that both of these Canon Cameras will work with just about any photo software you want to use. The choice of which program to use can be based on which one you like best, which one is easiest for you to work with. Some of your older disks may not work in Vista, so that may limit your choices. One possible alternative is to try Irfanview, which is a free and very highly rated image editor program.

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Windows needs to install driver software for your canon...?


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Feb 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / Digital IXUS...

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Working with E18 and cannon cameras




he E18 seems to be a significant flaw in an otherwise great camera.

It is a flaw well know by users of Canon Powershot and Ixus cameras and is currently not acknowledged by Canon as a flaw in camera design.


HOW IT ALL WORKS:

Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.

Apparently, people who posted about this incident on forums say they had to send the camera for repair and that Canon has horrible customer support and response time.

The problem usually happens because dirt or sand get into the lens mechanism. But it seems that more and more people are showing, who took great care of their camera, and still started receiving E18 errors.

It seems that the problems have been happening with the following types of Canon cameras:

- Powershot A40
- Powershot A60
- Powershot A70
- Powershot A75
- Powershot A80
- Powershot A85
- Powershot A95
- Powershot A400
- Powershot A410
- Powershot A430
- Powershot A510
- Powershot A520
- Powershot A530
- Powershot A540
- Powershot A610
- Powershot A620

- Powershot S1 IS
- Powershot S2 IS

- Powershot S10
- Powershot S30
- Powershot S40
- Powershot S45
- Powershot S50
- Powershot S60
- Powershot S70
- Powershot S80
- Powershot S400
- Powershot S410
- Powershot S500

- S100 / Digital Ixus
- S110 / Digital Ixus V
- S200 / Digital Ixus V2
- S230 / Digital Ixus V3
- S330 / Digital Ixus 330
- S400 / Digital Ixus 400
- S410 / Digital Ixus 430
- S450 / Digital Ixus 55
- S500 / Digital Ixus 500
- S550 / Digital Ixus 750

- SD20 / Digital Ixus i5
- SD30 / Digital Ixus i Zoom
- SD100 / Digital Ixus ii
- SD110 / Digital Ixus iis
- SD200 / Digital Ixus 30
- SD300 / Digital Ixus 40
- SD400 / Digital Ixus 50
- SD450 / Digital Ixus 55
- SD500 / Digital Ixus 700
- SD550 / Digital Ixus 750
- SD600 / Digital Ixus 60
- SD630 / Digital Ixus 65
- SD700 / Digital Ixus 800
- SD800 / Digital Ixus 850
- SD900 / Digital Ixus 900


Instructions

If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon should fix it for free.

If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses to repair it for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try some of the methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methods have helped a lot of people fix their cameras.

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Canon has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.

2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.

3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very often in works.

4) Try forcing the camera lens:

Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Canon cameras and fixing the E18 error. (NOTE: Try this only if your camera is no longer under warranty!) It is a great guide with pictures and it can be found here.

There are 2 other guides, one Bulgarian and one Estonian with the take apart procedure for Canon cameras. They are not in english but have a lot of pictures which help with the process.

- Bulgarian guide
- Estonian guide

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I lost my cannon solutions cd. Can I download it online?


May I send you a disk image of Solutions Disk Ver 30.2?

Let me know!

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Need a manual


Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

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Digital camera software download disk


I suggest that you search on ebay for the software disk.

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I have the software. It is called Concord EyeQ Duo 2000 PC Installation Disk for Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP. It includes ArcSoft Suite which is Photo Impression 2000 and Video Impression 1.6 and the User's Guide and the Camera Drivers.

I might be able to just copy it if copyright's allow it. Email me @ my profile email or at angie73 *at* myway.com

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Powershot SD300 wont appear on computer


nothing on a sd300 but there is on a Ixus 40, see below for IXUS drivers and manuals http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010105.asp

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