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SD200 E18 Error

When i turn on my camera and switch it to capture a picture the lens moves a little bit as well as some grinding noises. it then beeps and shows E18 in the left bottom corner. i dont need to know why its screwed up, i already know, i just need to figure out how to fix it. so please help me. any information will help.

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Re: SD200 E18 Error

E18 is the error that comes when when the lens is stuck, so if the lens is stuck out, turn off the camera, carefully turn the lens until you hear a small clicking noise, then turn it on. I had the exact same problem, and that fixed it for me

Posted on Jul 24, 2007

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