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Canon powershot s2

Lens is stuck and e18 appears on my lcd

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  • sargerocks Feb 04, 2008

    I had the same problem. The fix worked.

  • rp2003 Feb 20, 2008

    My camera was working fine at the ball. I had taken 5 pictures when the camera stopped working. The lens came out and then I saw E18 in the display. Not only did I miss taken wonderful pictures that night the camera is like a paper weight now with the lens fully extended. I can hear a clicking noise when the camera is turned on but after a few seconds the error code appears and the camera shuts off. I have tried tapping it on the side already and useing compressed air and it still doen not work.

  • SindiJoel Feb 24, 2008

    E!8 Lens stuck open!

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera error e18, lens jam,



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    e18 error

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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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The lens on my Canon Powershot S2 IS Camera is stuck in the extended position. Code on screen E18


This is a very common in digital camera's caused by debris getting into the lens housing, get a can of compressed air attach the straw and give it one or two blasts between the crevice "camera body and lens housing" try the power! if that fails, try tapping on the lens housing with the side of your finger "gently" if successful aim the lens down towards the floor and extend and retract the lens a few times to further clean out any additional grit.

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

Good Luck,
-WN

Dec 28, 2009 | Canon Cameras

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What does E18 mean?


Canon 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. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off. This is caused by dirt in between the telescoping portions of the lens. You can clean this with compressed air, generally. Blow air all around the turret sections of the lens. you can also GENTLY push the lens inward ( have the lens extended and take the battery out... then push inward...)

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I have a Canon Powershot S2 IS which has worked great till recently it locks down for no apparent reason. I hear a series of beeps and see E18 in the bottom at left of screen. If the zoom is out, it...


Taken from a canon forum:

Canon 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. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.

Apparently, people who posted about this incident on forums say they had to send the camera for repair and that Canon has horrible customer support and response time.


-Basically what it came down to is if it's under warranty, get it replaced. If not, try using compressed air to blow out dirt and dust from the lens and all reachable components.

Or just gently push the lens back.

It is a Canon design malfunction and has happened on plenty of cameras.

My Canon 40D digital SLR loves to give me Error 5, and my flash wont pop up. It's just an unfortunate side affect of owning a Canon.


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When I turn on my PowerShot A70, it comes on and immediately shuts itself off and the Error E18 appears on the screen.


Canon Powershot's error E18 has to do with the lens:
If it appears on a black LCD with E18 written on the corner, it is mostly due to the lens getting 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. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.
I am giving below a link which will help you with E18 problem.

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

Hope this helps, let me know if you have a proble.
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E 18 problem


This error is caused by a faulty lens motor, contaminated transmission, or mechanical damage from dropping. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix for this and it requires service from Canon or other repair facility.

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E18 on Canon Powershot A95


Canon 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. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.

take a look at e18error.com website for more info

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Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital... E18 Problem


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:

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

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E 18 problem


the E18 means the lens system has a problem. I had it with my S2 and sometimes it worked, sometimes not. Eventually it stopped working. The only solution was sending it to repair, they changed the lens system.

Best Regards

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