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Lens will not retract

I purchased a new canon  power shot is March 29 05 at Wall Mart photo shop. The lens is will not retract . The problem occurred  February 6. Battery ok ; getting a message E 18. How  can I  fix the problem or how do  get it repaired ?

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Lens errors (E18 errors on some 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 Feb 10, 2009

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