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My Camera was dropped and message e18 appears on the camera.

My camera will not allow me to take pictures or do anything. please help. sincerely Pamela

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Remove battery. reset usually located near batt. if not try vacuming the cam. if you use compressed air it will blow grime into cam making it woarse. Good luck

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E18 appears on the camera and the lens won't close


Lens errors 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

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E 18 problem


I dont know what error E18 means, check cannon support for that, but welcome to the world of DISPOSABLE CAMERAS, I have replaced 3 cameras in 3 years, 2 because of lens and shutter issuses.

Jan 26, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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E 18 problem


Lens errors (E18 errors on 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

Jan 12, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

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E 18 problem


I can't say I've had one fixed, but I have fixed several cameras for the E18 problem in the SD500 & for the blank pictures on the S2. I have not seen any of the S2's back for the same problem again. The SD500 E18 Error is do to the lens being jammed usually from sand or dust in the gears or from an impact when the lens was extended (I'm not saying you dropped the camera we see alot of cameras which were knocked against something when being carried by the hand strap with out the person noticing). This is not a flaw in Canon we see just as many of Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Kodak, etc.. for the same problem, they just don't have an error code appear when it does.Normally I would recommend fixing the SD500 as they don't break again unless subjected to external problems like sand or impact.

Dec 22, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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I need HELP


Dear ashlyw:

A lens error due to impact damage most often requires service.
If you get an E18 message or a "lens error restart camera" message on your LCD screen and you restart the camera several times to no avail, you will almost certainly need to call Canon Tech Support at 1-800-828-4040 and have it sent in for service as there is little or nothing you can do to resolve the issue.

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,
HeavyDLB

Jun 02, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

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E 18 problem


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 still worth a try. Good luck! :

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Feb 13, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital...

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E 18 problem


This error is caused by a faulty lens motor, contaminated transmission, or mechanical damage from dropping. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix for this and it requires service from Canon or other repair facility.

Dec 30, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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E 18 problem


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

Dec 01, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital...

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E 18 problem


the E18 means the lens system has a problem. I had it with my S2 and sometimes it worked, sometimes not. Eventually it stopped working. The only solution was sending it to repair, they changed the lens system.

Best Regards

Nov 19, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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