Question about Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera
The lens on my Canon digital camera will not close... i am unable to take a pciture and do not know the reason for this....when the camera is put on i am able to see my old pictures but when i click to take a new picture the screen is blank..i dont know what to do...please help...i have the canon power shot sd 500 camera and the problem that appears is the E18...... please help me I dropped my camera. Now the lens won't close all the way, nor will it open. When I turn the camera on it shows the home screen, then beeps, then the E18 error message appears, and then the camera shuts off. I can't take a picture or look at pictures stored on the camera. I've tried turning it on and off several times - that's no help, and I've tried taking the battery out and putting it back in. Still no good.
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 still worth a try. Good luck! :
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
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