When I turn my camera on, all that happens is that the lens comes out, the camera makes a buzzing sound followed by 6 rapid bleeps, the bird picture appears on the screen then the screen goes black, and all that is displayed on the screen in the bottom left hand corner is the number E18. The camera then switches off but the lenses does not recoil.
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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 SD300
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.
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.
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It sounds like the focus element inside the lens is stuck. This is usually either due to an impact knocking the elements out of alignment, or to sand/debris entering the focus motor's gear drive and preventing it from rotating. The buzzing sound you hear is the focus motor attempting to rotate, but buzzing up against some obstruction.
When the lens extends, you hear a buzzing sound, and then the lens retracts - this is usually the cause of the issue.
Unfortunately there is not much you can do externally to fix this problem. The camera will need to be taken apart and repaired by a professional or by the manufacturer.
It sounds like a problem with the focus system. Could be sand or something - happens quite often with these lens as the focus gears are very small. So the lens have to be cleaned / repaired - it's a hardware problem, so you should contact your local Olympus service center or other local camera repair shop. If they ask too much, I can offer you the repair for a very good price. You can contact me at [email protected]
Don't try and manually push in the lens at first...the buzzing is a warning letting you know that something is wrong with the camera. By accidently removing the batteries during shut down you interupted the shut down sequence. Try and turn on the camera and immediately press the play button on the back. This should reset the camera. If not and if you are under warranty it needs to be serviced. If you are not under warranty then you can try and push the lens down. Don't use a lot of force but try and gently do it.
the problem is with lens.this sometimes happens if cam becomes victim with water. there is some buzzing noise when the shutter of lens gets opened or closed. please clean the lens with the solution once.then you can make out of blurs.
I HAVE SOLVED THIS! I Totally fixed my CAMERA! If you turn on your camera, the lens does not come out, and it just beeps then turns off, then listen to me. You need to unscrew the outer casing and take off the metal shell. Hold the camera in one hand, palming it, looking down at the LCD (ie the lens is pointing into your palm). This is to orient you. If
you look at the left SIDE of the camera, near the upper left corner of
the LCD, you can peek through some of the windows of the black plastic casing
and see 2 PLASTIC GEARS. The top one is white, the other is black. These are
the gears that actually move the lens in and out. All I did was give
the white gear a good jiggle with the tip of a pen and evidently it
made the teeth of the gears mesh together like its supposed to and ....
VOILA .... the lens came out when I powered it on and all is well! I
know this is gonna help someone!
you are right. Actually there is some problem with lens assy.. When you turn on the camera the processor of camera start to check whole camera including mechanism. when it find something abnormal,it will not let to turn on the camera. This is the problem. I think there is some problem in lens mechanism and i and processor also suppose something abnormal in lens mechanism which makes buzzing sound.
it is advisable to go to sony for professional repairs.
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