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As i was turning on the camera, my fingers blocked the lens and it got stuck. i pushed the lens back to its original position when it is off. now when i turn the cam on, the screen is blank and the lens wouldn't open. what should i do?

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Try to get sanyo service for this camera.

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Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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Hi i had an e18 error appear and the lens was stuck. the lens is now going in and out but the focus is compleatley shot every thing is blured any ideas?? thanks


Hi,

"E18" indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover in your camera .This error appears where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting .The error may also be displayed if the lens camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera.Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting. Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred and might require service from canon. Or else try pressing the power button on and held it down while extending the zoom lens. The lens will extend out and the camera will be freed from the error.

Thank you !!

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i had the the same lens error restart camera problem for almost a month.  If you haven't already, try restarting the camera with the sd1000 in the view pictures setting.  This may allow the lens to retract into position. Next, with the lens extracted, try looking down on the camera from the top to see if the lens is angled downward in any way.  If it is, this means it is jammed into place on one side.  Simply use your fingers to slightly push the lens into proper position.  If you hear a pop, you should be in business! hope this helps!

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May not be repairable, but try this, put a block of wood ( approx. 2in X 6in ) on the end that is pushed in, on a angle and while holding steady tap it out with a light hammer. It should pop the lens back to orig. position. Turn the focus ring and it should turn smoothly.
I have used this method many times with about 80% success rate.

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I posted a solution yesterday on Fixya, but can't find it. Same problem, same camera, solution reached on Feb 10 2009 after a couple days of frustration. I gently wiggled the lens by pushing my fingers one on either side (not the outer ring, but the inner ring, but keep your fingers off the glass part). It moves perhaps a fraction of a millimeter, but it moves. After I did that, the problem went away. It's hard to describe, just a gentle 3 or 4 times push on either side; you may have to change finger positions to get the movement. It apparently only takes this to get the lens back on track. Good luck, it's a great camera. Lee

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i had the same problem....my problem was the lens was pushed forward and the third zoom was pushed back. so the lens is blocking the cover(thing that covers the lens) so push the lens back carefully with a cottom swab and pull the third zoomer thingy out.

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You have a bad lens, it prob. also says turn off and on again.

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Okay


Your lens is definately broken.

Does the lens stand out in a funny position?

If it does try grabbing hold of it and twisting it slightly while trying to push it back in a correct position.

These camera models do not have lens units available as a service replaceable part and you take it back to the manufacturer they might give you discount on a new model.

Good luck.

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use the rechargeable battery and charge it for 8hrs.turn of the LCD,put the mode in auto.I do no exactly about the lens problem, you try this press the lens lightly and then twist it lightly with your fingers.

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I recently had the lens cover stick partly open.  There are 4 segments to the lens cover, and if we number them from the top, number 2 was not closing.
I gently flicked the segments a few times, in case there was a grain of dirt causing it to stick (although the camera has never been in a dirty or dusty environment).  This caused the lens cover to close fully each time, but now it would not open fully, segment 1 would not open, although it would stay open if moved by finger.
Anyway, after a bit of fiddling, I got it working properly again.  The way that the lens cover appears to work is that only segments 2 and 3 are pushed open or shut by springs, segments 1 and 4 are pushed open and shut by tiny tabs that catch on segments 2 and 3.  If the segments somehow get pushed out of alignment, then they either bind (causing the cover not to shut), or they get disconnected (causing the cover not to open fully.
Now I am not sure exactly what I did to get the mechanism form the stuck open state to the not opening state, but from there the way to fix it is to:
-With the lens open...
- Hold segment 2 in the closed position with firm finger pressure (which will tend to push it towards the lens).
- Push segment 1 towards the open position until you can see that it has cleared the edge of segment 2.
- Lift segment 2 way from the lens so that it will rub past segment 1 as you...
- Move segment 1 to the open position.
- Repeat if necessary to get the technique right.

I can't provide any guarantees, and I am not about to repeat the excercise on my camera, but it was a lot easier than sending it off for repair.

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You may have a damaged lens mechanism. This happens most often due to some shocks received by the camera. This problem will require service assistance because a lens mechanism is a VERY delicate equipment that needs calibration and proper tools to work with. The single thing you may try is to press back the lents using 2 fingers, one at each side, aplying equal pressure. Don't force them too much however if you see they don't want to get back. Turn on, then off the camera and while it tries to do the same job, give it this ..help. You will hear a click sound when the lens come back in. This works for about 30% - 40% situations, but it depends on the type of damage the camera suffered.

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