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E18 Error message on my Cannon PowerShot A410

Happened in the cold, while taking short videos. Was working fine, now blank screen, lens won't open, just says E18. I see others have this problem too.
Let me know what that code means! THanks!
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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    Same thing happend to me

  • lee_ur82 Mar 04, 2009

    my screen went blank it seem to have loss its program

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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

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'"The lens of my cannon


This is basically the infamous Canon "E18" error, which has been around for quite a while.
I would type out my own suggestions but since it's such a common error I'll just direct you to a nice long list of solutions already compiled elsewhere: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Mar 01, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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When i try and use the zoom for photos the camera the camera beeps, a message E18 appears on screen then it shuts down?


E18 message means a lens error, lens may can't get back. For most situation you can't fix it by you self, but some friends has fix it by their self. They only shaking the lens and make lens get to the right place.

Dec 28, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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Error e18


E18 error happens when the lens get stuck while trying to extend.
You can read more about it and how to repair it in this link.

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Sep 26, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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I saw error E18. Can only make pictures very blurry but the lens works good. also in the lcd pictures are blurry


It's lens problem. If you can, disassemble your camera and fix your lens. If you finish and the camera saw the same error..change your lens. It same with sony camera that message "Turn The Power Off and On again"

Aug 22, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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Can't take pictures


If the lens is buzzing and followed by an "E18" or "lens error" message then the lens will need to be replaced. If no message appears you may just have flat batteries or even a single bad battery can cause this. Try getting some good quality disposable batteries specifically for digital cameras. If all is well with the new ones, invest in a new set of rechargeables.

Mar 24, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

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E 18 problem


I dont know what error E18 means, check cannon support for that, but welcome to the world of DISPOSABLE CAMERAS, I have replaced 3 cameras in 3 years, 2 because of lens and shutter issuses.

Jan 26, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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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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E 18 problem


Your A410 problem really sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. Canon would normally fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
Unfortunately this is only for applicable cameras A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110
But you may want to contact canon anyways to see if they will help.
As for your SD500 e18 issue,
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. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:
http://www.e18error.com/repair.html

Nov 05, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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CANNON A520 POWER SHOT DIGITAL CAMERA


Tab on the camera. E18 is a stuck lens. This is common on this camera. I'm not saying this will fix it, but don't break it.

Jul 04, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Taking photos


Hi, I researched the Canon site and the E18 message relates to a lens issue. Your lens sounds like it's "jammed" and so the camera is displaying the error message. According to the Canon online support, the error is temporary and should go away the next time you properly turn on the camera. Howevcer, since you say it happens every time, it may be a bigger issue with the lens. There suggestion is to have it inspected by a certified repair person. This is what I got off the Canon site: Issue: Lens will not move and camera may display an E18 or "Lens" error. Solution: Possible solutions for an E18 or Lens Error message PowerShot A410 The "E18" or "Lens" error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover. This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera. Solution Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area: * Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting. * Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case. If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred. Good luck. NewMediaMan

Jul 03, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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