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My lens wont fully extend

Alright, so when I turn on the camera to do business. The lens pops in and out as it should, but then my camera beeps a few times and says "lens error, restart camera" Now I restarted the camera 7 or 8 times and I keep getting the error. I have a feeling its the camera's lens track not allowing the lens to fully extend during the operations check. Any input?

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Re: My lens wont fully extend

My sister's camera was having the same trouble and after trying a few different things, i came across a solution that fixed her camera. Her error said "lense error, restart camera."

I held down the shutter button for a few seconds, then i held down the power button as well. I tried it once or twice and then it worked. I hope this helps!

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Please take a look at the fix, this has worked for me and it only took maybe 10 minutes. It was a life saver, we bought a second sd600 at a garage sale for $5 dollars including battery and charger. We figured it would be good just for the extra battery. Then we found this link to fix our lens error message, and what do you know sand was inside and stopped the gears from moving. We took a sewing neddle and blew inside and cleaned the case too. Please do this before sending into cannon.

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Re: My lens wont fully extend

If your lcd shows E18 this might be the dreaded Canon E18 error. Google Canon E18 for more info.

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