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E18 error w/sound effects!

When I turn on my PowerShot A95, the lens glides out, then glides back in. Then the camera makes a staccato grinding noise, once, twice, three times. Then I get the E18 message. I've tried taking out the batteries and putting them back. I've tried holding down the power button for 15 seconds.

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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 are 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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It is Fixable around $100 - $150.

http://www.e18error.com/

On the above link, you would see a Lawsuit against Canon for the same.

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After turning on, the lens opens and extends, then it makes a noise like thereis something mechanically sticking. After it stops making noise, there is an e18 on the LCD.


The e18 error is a lens error and it comes out if the lens is stuck. It happens for several reason, but it all boils down on how you store your camera. Sometimes, you might have sand in the lens.

I had the same problem before but it was because of the trapped moisture in the lens. If you constantly go out in the sun, it is best to have put your camera inside a bag. Also, dont sun bathe and go inside an airconditioned room too fast.

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Hello there,
The E18 error is related to the LENS not able to retract fully. If it is still under warranty, I would advise you bring it to the nearest service center. This is to avoid further damages. Otherwise, you can try a few things below.
There are a couple of things you can do.
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