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Canon Powershot sd400 stuck lens

I am investigating how to fix a stuck lens on a Canon powershot sd400. It isn't my camera but I suspect sand damage since I have opened it up and it looks like sand is a likely suspect. The camera turns on to view past photos but once in "picture taking" mode, it freezes up since the lens is stuck in the extended position permanently it seems. Anyway- I used to work in camera repair and so I know some fundamentals- like grounding myself, making sure not to touch the capacitor (yee haw!), and getting the casing off without losing the screws (wow, screws have gotten smaller and smaller over the years!). Anyway- I got the casing off and I'm looking at this thing: what's the next step to getting in and looking at the gears that retract and extend the lens? It looks like I should take the front circuit board off- any guidance from here? If I am in need of a few gears, it there a place where I can procure parts? Thanks!

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See posting http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem

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Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
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Message e18


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Lens errors 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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Hey nanasandy,
This is a common error message for many Canon camera models. It is most often caused by the lens getting stuck by either damage to the lens mechanism, or something got stuck in the lens (i.e. sand). One thing you could try is blowing compressed air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is stuck in the lens mechanism. If this doesn't work I would have it looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps!

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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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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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Sand in the lens so it wont close....


This sounds like an E18 problem posted April 2006 follow this link it might help http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem

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