Question about Canon PowerShot S300 / IXUS 300 Digital 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 short of sending it in for costly repair. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
The "E18" error code indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover and it's make sense that the reason for it is sand. Try to clean lens area using air pressure. In case it will not help, you should send the camera to the appropriate factory service center for correction of the error. Following the repair cost you should decide, whether it worth it
Posted on Aug 01, 2007
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