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E18? I can't turn on my camera. When I turn it on it beeps couple times then error E18 comes onto the screen and turns off. I read that I had some problem with my lens. How I can fix that? Canon Repair costs me as much as money that I can buy a new camera.

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  • LLBen Nov 25, 2007

    I have the same problem. When I turn the camera on the lens struggles to come out, but never does. This all started out of nowhere. the camera was working perfectly, and was not dropped or anything.

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Http://www.4130-products.com/e18/index.html

My SD550 had an E18 error. I took it apart and found the broken gear, but was not able to get just the gear I needed. But you gain a lot of detailed photos of me taking apart my camera.

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Click here for help on repairing e18 error
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Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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SOURCE: E18 & I don't know what to do with this 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:
http://www.e18error.com/repair.html

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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:

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