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Canaon powershot A10 showing E18 in screen

When I try to turn the camera on it shows "E18" in screen. What do I need to do?

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Re: canaon powershot A10 showing E18 in screen

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

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My camera was dropped and now when i turn it on it beeps and then the screen goes black and says e18. i would like to take it apart since i have nothing to lose. do you have anything that shows how to do...

E18 error refers to a lens error .Try checking if any dust got on the lens barrel if not check with the Canon dealer for a replacement as this is might be a factory fault

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What does the error code "e18" mean on a cannon power shot a10 ?

"E18" seems to be a code related to and barrel extension problems. Its showing because of lens error or you can say stuck lens. Ok now the question is how its stuck? its happens when the lens not ready for work. Some how its not able to
stable his focus method. That's why its stuck. There is a chances of lens guide pin disturbed or damaged & thats why continues failure. Its mean he inform you there is a system error. So please visit the service center for repair that. Its a very common & repairable problem. Thanks.


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Canon PowerShot S2 IS camera showing code E18

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.
1. Turn it on and then off. Spray canned air around the lens.
If trick 1 will not work out, try this.
2. Make sure the battery is fully charged. Turn on the camera and then give it a couple of firm whacks on the side. Make sure nothing is blocking the lens and wait for it to fully retract.
Let me know how it goes.

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I have a PowerShot S2 IS Icannot take a picture screen show E18.

E18 is the standard Canon lens error. The lens gets stuck when extending. If you did not drop it and there are no signs of damage you can check with Canon and try to get the camera repaired under warranty.

If it is not covered here are a few methods to try on your own, at your own risk.

Good Luck,

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Lens open can not shut down E18

Sometimes it just gets stuck - With the camera on go to the view mode and give it a little jiggle with your thumb and finger. Also - a can of compressed air can loosen up what ever might be stuck in there.

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The camera was dropped by my son, which happened before, when turned on the canon logo shows then the screen is black. An error message in the bottome left says E1b or E18. Help!! thanks

Here is some information on the E18 error:
A repair guide (suggestions)
Forum for users with the same problem

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Canon powershot A60. When the camera is turned on there is no image won't take shots, has a number on screen E18 and shuts down after a few seconds. Mike

E18 is an error code from self diagnostic system of the camera.if there is a malfunction in the lense assembly or the focus assembly then this error code appears. You have t show it at a repair shop.

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II've dropped my camera

if it is a motorized zoom, it is probably jammed or broken, try going to the manufacturer's website and enter a search for the errror code which is what the e18 is

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Black Screen

cannon will repair it free of charge,its a problem with ixus 400.

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