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E 18 error what is this

I have a canon powershot...the lens won't close and i hear clicking when i turn it on....it has an e 18 error that comes up?? what is that?? i can't send it back it isn't under warranty. i wont to find out if it is expensive to fix? thanks for any help. mary~

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Most probably this is due to dust accumulated on the lens barrel, which prevents the lens from closing properly. Try cleaning the lens barrel. Check for any dust particles on the lens barrel (the part that retracts) and try again. If you can't get it out yourself, take it to an authosized service center.

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