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E18 problem - zoom lens does not work, can't take a picture

I understand Canon will fix this for free as its a problem with ixus 400. Do you know contact details for Canon where I can send my camera for repair?

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IXUS 400 Canon unable to take a picture, batteries replaced, memomry cleared, its as if the lens has a cover on it.


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include: A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

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Won't turn on. I press the power on button and the lens won't come out. It's revealing an E18 code on the display.


E18 = ZOOM LENS ERROR
Movement of the lens barrel did not end
within the specified time.
caused by MAIN PCB ***’Y

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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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i had this problem with my camera the same make it happened twice and E18 appeared both times its a fault with the lens its has been knocked out of place and thats why it will not close mine was because it was dropped on the floor with the lens out! i blagged to the company that i brought it from that it just happened and they swapped it for a new one both time in the shop. its worth a try

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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

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E18


E18 indicates a lens or "optical unit" problem. In other words your zoom lens won't function correctly. Canon will be more than willing to look after you.

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This is a problem with the CCD card. Canon has issued a recall and will fix/repair for free. Go to the Canon website and search for CCD to get more info (or call them direct).

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