When i turn the camera on to take pictures, the lens doesnt come out and the camera beeps 18 times and says "Turn the power off and on again". Ive tried that, changed the batteries, and it still happens. you can hear the lens trying to come out but it wont.
it was working one day... then just decided not to the next.. ive been really careful so i cant think what could have caused it
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If The Lens Is All The Way Out And Wont Go Bak In Thats Why The Camera Wont Turn On Not The Other Way Around. Try Very Gently Turning The Lens And Turning The Camera On At The Same Time Till U Hear A Click That Should Do The Trick.
i had the same problem a while back. I fooled around with my camera lens a bit and it turned out that one side of the lens was sticking out a bit. I pressed down on this and pushed the power button and it worked. The next time I turned it on the same thing happened but if you keep doing the same thing it should work.
Lens errors (E18 Errors on older 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 ...
The lens mechanism inside of the lens unit is damaged. The fix is to change the lens. You can send the camera to authorized service rep for an estimate. I believe that the cost of service many be close to or even more expensive than replacing the camera.
The E18 error is 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.
Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but they're still worth a try. Good luck! :
I had exactly the same problem. Lens stayed open, when powered on you get three beeps and nothing. I found when I pulled the lens out a little harder it gave a little click. When I powered on it worked perfectly.
lens alignment or onboard memory problem , try using a memory stick instead of onboard memory ,and LIGHTLY TAP THE LENSE if you can get it out. if that doesnt work i suggest to go to a sony repair center