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Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital... E18 Problem

Camera lense will not retract when shut off. Not able to take any pictures, but can view pix from card. Replaced batteries and tried hooking camera to view pix on TV but still not able to use....has E18 error code on screen.

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    E18

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    e18 error started 12 months after i bought camera - i think i was always been careful. Got progressively more frequent till it stopped working at all

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#4 worked first try!

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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

Posted on May 18, 2008

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My solution rather than using a piece of tissue to clean around the lens housing is to do it with a damp toothbrush, this gets in deeper and cleans it better :)

Posted on May 13, 2012

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    asiagold May 13, 2012

    My solution rather than using a piece of tissue to clean around the lens housing is to do it with a damp toothbrush, this gets in deeper and cleans it better :)

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The Lens was stuck in the "on" position on my camera. Tried #4 and IT WORKED!!! Thanks!!!!

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Len will not go in and e18 code is on the pic

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Helppppppp!

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Canon S2 Is
The button you press to focus and snap picture does not work at all. At first I was having a problem with it not wanting to focus. Now I can't take a picture at all.
Is this a matter of replacing one thing or more? Is this something worth fixing? Should I just get a new camera? I am just not sure what to do.
Thanks for your help.
Barb

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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E18 lens will not retract


hi your answer of your problem e18 lens will not retract.
i have send this information to solve your problem.


Turned the camera on with weak batteries. Lens extended and won't retract.

Feb 15, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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Won't shut off or take pics. code E18 comes on


Try removing the batteries and cleaning the contacts inside the battery compartment with a cotton swab "dampened" with rubbing alcohol. Also you'll want to clean the battery and charger the same way. Thank you, Dana

Feb 02, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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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.

Jan 20, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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Canon Powershot S2 Is


The lens has probably got something in the retraction mechanism that is stopping it retracting. This can be something as simple as sand or grit or as a result of a drop or knock. In most cases the camera will need to be stripped apart to remove the lens assy before it can be repaired. This is best left to a professional camera repair shop.

Jan 11, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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My lens of my canon powershot s21s camera would not contract and I cannot take pictures. When I try to use it I get a code saying E18 and a beeping sound.


I have had several digital cameras that when the lens is extended and the camera is dropped or the lens is bumped, the lens itself will become "off track" and will not retract or work without have the whole camera taken apart

Sep 22, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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Canon powershot s2 is lens won't retract error e18


Try tapping not so gently. other than that it will most likely need to be taken apart and put back together the right way. And any broken parts replaced.

Mar 17, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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When I try to zoom, screen goes black and "E18" appears in bottom corner


I won't say this is a solution but to prevent the lens retraction E18 message which seems to be common with Canon zoom lenses, I put the extension tube on mine. Sometimes I put a polarizer lens on it but usually I just leave it on to protect the lens when it is on. I have dropped it (on the carpeting at home) and never had a problem. If you have a Canon with a zoom lens, get a lens hood for it ASAP!! My wife's A520 has one on hers too. No problems.
There are lots of other places on the web with suggested fixes. Keep looking and keep enjoying this camera. Merry Christmas all.

Oct 31, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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sir E18 err, related to lens i think ur camera droped u try ur local repairer this is repairable

Mar 25, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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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.

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Nov 19, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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