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Canon powershot s410 problem

On vacation I turned on my camera to take a picture and the lens opened normally, but then all of the sudden it closed made a strange beeping sound. Now it will not open and just makes the beeping sound when I try to turn it on. It also says E18 on the viewfinder. Can you help me?

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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.

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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