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Changed batteries then turned on camera. Cannon name showed then screen went blank with a beep sound. Could hear a whirring sound like it was trying to start, then another beep and it shut down on its own, leaving an E 18 in the bottom left corner of screen.

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Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) 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's 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:

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

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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