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Canon a95 when you turn on the camara the lens opens and closes , and then you get e18

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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#1 get a strong canister vac or shop vac, and put the end of the hose right over the front of the camera and turn it on for a few seconds, and turn it lens side down. This will remove any grit in the gears and may pull the lens itself all the way out.
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Canon camara was dropped and now it reads e18. Camara still shows pictures on the display screen


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The Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. When your camera was dropped the lens mechanism was damaged resulting in this error for a jammed mechanism.

If the camera is still under warranty you should see if Canon are willing to repair it. If not you can view this link which is a very good walkthrough with pictures on how the error was resolved with a Canon SD300.

As you can see from this the process is intricate enough and involves opening the camera so should only be attempted if you feel confident about taking it on.
http://members.shaw.ca/gregs_space/Canon_E18_repair_guide_for_SD300.pdf

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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The E18 error is an error message on Canon digital cameras. The E18 error occurs when anything prevents the zoom lens from properly extending or retracting.[1] The error has become notorious in the Canon user community as it can completely disable the camera, requiring expensive repairs.
A quick internet search for "E18" + "canon" quickly reveals hundreds of similar complaints.
ConsumerAffairs.com reports that the "lens has a feature called bellows claw, which is a gear that physically extends and retracts the lens. A piece that holds the lens, the barrier plate, is not large enough and can sometimes cause the bellows claw to malfunction, resulting in a stuck lens". The result is a black screen that only contains the error message, E18. Another problem mentioned on the site blames a sticky iris in the lens, caused by grease entering inside from the microphones built into the lens. The buildup freezes up the ability of the lens to open.

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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

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