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The screen won't come on for viewing and the lens won't retrack, it also started popping up with E18

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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.
http://www.e18error.com/repair.html

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Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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That is shutter error code. I am sorry to tell you have to buy a new camera, it would be to expensive to replace.

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