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My grandson has a canon powershop A410 We are getting the E18 message, we have changed the batteries, and had the small battery tested which is showing half charge.

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The e18 message is a software failure problem did the camera get dropped or has it been wet at all?

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When i try and use the zoom for photos the camera the camera beeps, a message E18 appears on screen then it shuts down?


E18 message means a lens error, lens may can't get back. For most situation you can't fix it by you self, but some friends has fix it by their self. They only shaking the lens and make lens get to the right place.

Dec 28, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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Camera gives E18 error!!!


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.

Oct 03, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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I saw error E18. Can only make pictures very blurry but the lens works good. also in the lcd pictures are blurry


It's lens problem. If you can, disassemble your camera and fix your lens. If you finish and the camera saw the same error..change your lens. It same with sony camera that message "Turn The Power Off and On again"

Aug 22, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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E18 Error message on my Cannon PowerShot A410


Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) are 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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

Jan 14, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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E18


its due to leans assembly problem. either try a mild bang or take it to a service center

Aug 05, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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E18?


The following blog outlines some simple repair options for a E18 lens error:

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

Dec 23, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera

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E18 problem


This error with canon cameras is so frequent that there is a whole web site devoted to it! Check below: http://www.e18error.com/

Jul 24, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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Taking photos


Hi, I researched the Canon site and the E18 message relates to a lens issue. Your lens sounds like it's "jammed" and so the camera is displaying the error message. According to the Canon online support, the error is temporary and should go away the next time you properly turn on the camera. Howevcer, since you say it happens every time, it may be a bigger issue with the lens. There suggestion is to have it inspected by a certified repair person. This is what I got off the Canon site: Issue: Lens will not move and camera may display an E18 or "Lens" error. Solution: Possible solutions for an E18 or Lens Error message PowerShot A410 The "E18" or "Lens" error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover. This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera. Solution Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area: * 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. Good luck. NewMediaMan

Jul 03, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

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