Question about Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera
I was trying to plug my s410 camera into the computer but I may have stuck the connecting cord into the computer hard drive's wrong socket. The minute I plugged the other end of the cord into my camera, the camera started emitting a buzzing alarm, the shutter is frozen halfway out and I get an "E18" in the lower left hand corner of the window. What did I do wrong and how can I fix this? Thanks - Teresa
Assuming you have tried the repair people on this site first, and need to follow it up further, I have found a site which gives some insight and proposes a fix if you would like to view it, it's at www.e18error.com They explain the problem like so:
Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.
Apparently, people who posted about this incident on forums say they had to send the camera for repair and that Canon has horrible customer support and response time.
They also say how you may be able to fix it yourself - which is nice - well worth a visit! Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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