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E18 on canon sd450

O wow! looks like this happens to everyone.
i was taking pictures one day while walking with my dogs.. off the leash which was my first mistake.. and had to run after one of them with my camera in my pocket. i retrieved the dog and my cameras lens was open when i tried to take another pic. e18.. beeping.. crazy noise like gears were all tangled. this was about 4 months ago and i just found the camera while cleaning up my room.
jus banged it a few times and the crazy grinding noise stopped but still e18. no luck. the lens seems to be stuck.. doesnt fully protrude. im not trying to take it apart bc everythng that i do take apart ends up an art project and not an electronic piece of equipment anymore. is there any other remedy than banging it or trying to muscle the lens into a better position??
one positive note.. the battery life is awesome! it was still charged after four months of sitting in a desk drawer

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  • flavaflavv Jul 27, 2009

    the lens moves.. the travel is normal for about 75% and than craps out.. i can see pictures.. nothing wrong with screen. never dropped it.. i tried all this cleaning and banging nonsense, removing the casing and manually moving the gear cogs to generate the motor further than it could extend while E18ing, and still nothing. i know its fixable.. willing to break it open.. what could i do?



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Believe it or not, but with my Ixus v² I was able to fix the E18 error for the second time - after having had the same trouble 2 years ago - with the "banging nonsense" ;)
Due to my experiences, you have to bang it with the plastic leash on the left side on a book. Might work for you too...
Good luck!

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The gears might be damaged already for the lens that why its not moving anymore, you may need to contact the manufacturer for service center referral

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