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Error message E18 - Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital Camera

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  • mels441 Jul 08, 2008

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  • PeanutMP Jul 21, 2008

    Error message E18. The camera shuts shortly after being turned on and leaves the E18 display on a black screen.

  • NS Gautam Jul 31, 2008

    My camera cannon powershot A400 firstly dropped from my hand in april
    2006 when I was in Antarctica. At that time camera was on in photo mode
    after dropping the lens was struck. Then by opening the camera saw one
    lock was brocken of the lens holder which jammed the lens movement.

    After removing the broken peice it works till 28th July 2008.

    Yesterday my daughter report that camera is not working and showing the error E18.

    Now what can be possible cause of this problem kindly suggest



    Narendra Gautam



  • vividp Sep 08, 2008

    I went to turn on my Canon Powershot A95 and the lens opened and then it made a couple beeps and then the lens closed. It then made some clicking type noises and then beeped again. Then the E18 message came on the screen.

  • danstaples Oct 31, 2008

    camera shows e18 on a black screen, and will not turn on beyond that.

  • flathead836 May 12, 2009

    Hi!
    I have the problem with my Ixus 40 that it will not focus when I have zoomed all the way out - when I'm close where the lense have not moved (it turns a little bit when zooming all the way out) there is no problem with the focus.
    Anyone experinced the same problem or similar.
    Thanks in advance søren

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Hi,

I had the same problem with my Ixus40. It can happen i.e. when dust or sand blocks the small gearwheels which are moving the lens.
I disassembled it (be careful with these foil-wires and connectors on the motherboard) and cleaned the gearwheels. There was just a little bit of dust and one grain of sand.
After assembling it back I got a white screen, because I did not connected one wire proberly back...
But after fixing this connection problem the camera is working again!

Regards,
Tobias

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

Not many people will like this but E18 Error message came up after I dropped the camera. After looking for a cheap fix I came across the advice to hit it or drop it! As the camera is about 5 years old and I'm looking for a new one so nothing to loose I dropped it onto a carpet floor and hey presto its working again - and has been OK for several hundred pics since

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

Hi,
at my A80 the following Link solved my problem properly.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=5700

Best greets
Martin

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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