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Broken zoom my daughter dropped my canon power shot s400 broke the zoom. it won't retract or come out. when i turned it on the screen shows E8 message then it shuts off after 2 or 3 seconds. Any way to fix this myself?? thanx.

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  • baghouss Jan 22, 2008

    The tip was very helpful. I tried to play with the zoom while pressing the on and off button and the screen came to life. The camera was on view mode. But i think i had already broken something inside the zoom while i was trying to force it in and out the first time it broke.

    I still can take pictures now trying to help the zoom focus manually :)

    Thank you very much.

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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 worth a try:

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

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