Question about Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera
Backpacking round Oz using Ixus . Fine for 10 weeks but has suddenly packed up. Refuses to switch on properly, lens wont open and makes whirring noise followed by E18 in window
Well, the first obvious thing is to get it repaired under warranty. But if that's not an option, here are some simple things to try for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
The manual states that the battery door was opened during use. Close the battery door and turn it on and off. You may need to push it closed to make sure the battery connections are made.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
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Hey there johans, the E18 error code indicates there is a problem with your lens unit or lens cover. It was probably the result of an impact of some sort, or you may have something such as sand or dirt jammed in the device. If you cant see anything to clear and clean away, try turning off the camera and restarting. If this doesn't reset it and allow it to function properly, then you will need to bring it in for service.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
SOURCE: canon ixus 500 turns on
The following blog outlines some repair options for an E18 lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
Posted on May 25, 2008
SOURCE: camera showing e18 on screen
the zoom lens unit of your camera is strucked if it is in warranty carry it to the Canon Care Center if not then take it to a repair shop there are about 50% chance of camera repairs without replacing the lens unit if the technician is a good one.
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Lens errors 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:
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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