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E 18 problem

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 Hi, I had the error message on my Canon A570is and the lens was stuck open. Just wanted to let others know that I returned it to the factory (still under 1 year warranty), and they repaired it quickly at no cost.

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    noo my ixus 40 camera has the same problem!
    there is sand lodged in it! i bought a new camera
    but i would like this to work again...
    u could try bashing the usb part against a table
    or blowing into the lenses....

  • ranga_kosuri Aug 31, 2008

    Hi, My camera Canon A620 fell over the carpted hard floor, from about 3ft high. When I tried to power on, the lens opened and got stuck. On the screen it shows E18. If I click the power button again, I get a creeking noise for about 3 sec. and repeats the same error on the screen.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    The lens will not retract and the display is black. The error code E18 is displayed. The camera is a Canon S70.

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Your not alone see
http://www.e18error.com/

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

That happened to me, I changed my batteries and then it started working again

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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

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

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