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E-18 what does this mean and how do i fix it?

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  • bj39 Mar 04, 2009

    The lens is sticking out just slightly farther than it should be when off. When powered on, the motor struggles, but the lens does not extend. It tries to retract as well, with the same struggling motor sound. After about 30-45 seconds, it beeps 3 or 4 quick beeps, the Canon logo appears for a second on the screen, it then displays "E18" in the lower left, then shuts off completely.



  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    i have the same problem E18

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There is lots of information and suggestions on how to fix it at e18error.com/

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