Question about Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera
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. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:
If you're really adventurous, you can go inside. But only try this as an absolute last resort, on an expired warranty camera, and after several repeated tries of all of the above solutions with no luck. Make sure you also Google flash capacitor shock before opening your camera:
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
Error code e18 means that the focus motor gears a jammed, dirt or grain of sand in them. you can try to fix it by gently banging the camera on somthing soft, their are also instructions on web on how to disasemble and fix this fault. BUT unless you have some skills, the right tools and conditions i would not attempt it. leave it to the experts
Posted on Sep 24, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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