Question about Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera
Unfortunately this a common error on this particular camera. 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 and the screen will remain black. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.
The problem often happens because dirt or sand get into the lens mechanism, however it seems that even people who took great care of their camera have started receiving E18 errors.
The problem is so widespread that there is even a website set up solely dedicated to this problem of E18 error!! There is even some talk of a class action against Canon on this very issue.
It seems the ideal solution is to send the camera back to Cannon for repair if it is still under warranty. However please do have a look through this information which includes some decent suggestions on how to repair the problem. The website itself has some very comprehensive information and a good overview of the E18 problem in general.
Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
That is shutter error code. I am sorry to tell you have to buy a new camera, it would be to expensive to replace.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 05, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera
Jan 23, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
Dec 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
Dec 23, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
Dec 13, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
Oct 31, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
Mar 05, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
Aug 20, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
Sep 24, 2006 | Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera
177 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!