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I have the Canon Power Show S2 IS Digital it's showing E18?

It is showing an E18 code, what can I do to make my camera work again. The lens will not retrack.

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    dark screen then E 18 error code when camera repeatedly turned on. after many attempts, lens extends then able to take pictures. from what I have read, this appears to be a flaw with this camera. Can Canon fix this problem permanently and WILL canon stand behind thier product lines or are S2 users left out to dry? I really do want an answer.

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The lens on my Canon Powershot S2 IS Camera is stuck in the extended position. Code on screen E18


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Remove your battery and memory card out. Wait for some time and try putting it up once again.
If this does not work try this link
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Or go to Canon.

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I have the Canon power shot s2 is digita. I cant


You might have a mecanical problem at the lens. The only way to surely fix this is at a local electronist or Canon dealer. Trying to repair it yourself can render the camera unusable and unrepairable.

Apr 11, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot S2 IS camera showing code E18


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.

Jan 20, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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I have a PowerShot S2 IS Icannot take a picture screen show E18.


E18 is the standard Canon lens error. The lens gets stuck when extending. If you did not drop it and there are no signs of damage you can check with Canon and try to get the camera repaired under warranty.

If it is not covered here are a few methods to try on your own, at your own risk.
http://www.e18error.com/repair.html

Good Luck,
-WN

Dec 28, 2009 | Canon Digital Cameras

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Lens does not retract or show an image. D18 is shown on viewfider. everything ese works


Lens errors (believe "E18" is showing on your viewfinder) are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.

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E 18 problem


I can't say I've had one fixed, but I have fixed several cameras for the E18 problem in the SD500 & for the blank pictures on the S2. I have not seen any of the S2's back for the same problem again. The SD500 E18 Error is do to the lens being jammed usually from sand or dust in the gears or from an impact when the lens was extended (I'm not saying you dropped the camera we see alot of cameras which were knocked against something when being carried by the hand strap with out the person noticing). This is not a flaw in Canon we see just as many of Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Kodak, etc.. for the same problem, they just don't have an error code appear when it does.Normally I would recommend fixing the SD500 as they don't break again unless subjected to external problems like sand or impact.

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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Canon powershot s2


The E18 error is fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension.

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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E 18 problem


the E18 means the lens system has a problem. I had it with my S2 and sometimes it worked, sometimes not. Eventually it stopped working. The only solution was sending it to repair, they changed the lens system.

Best Regards

Nov 19, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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