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Re: CAMERS TURNS ON LENS OUT THEN BACK IN... 3 STEADY...
Well i´m the bad news guy, it could be two things, or u droped the camera and the zoom lens is out of the place and the sensors arent working properly or it´s just the sensors that are no working, the only way is to send to a repair centre normally they just replace all the lens. All the beeps it´s just to say that the lens is lost.... can´t locate it self.
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"E18" indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover in your camera .This error appears where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting .The error may also be displayed if the lens camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera.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 and might require service from canon.Or else try pressing the power button on and held it down while extending the zoom lens. The lens will extend out and the camera will be freed from the error.
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.
The three beeps mean that the lens motor is unable to extend the lens assembly. This could be due to a low battery situation, but the most likely cause is the lens drive train stuck or jammed. You'll find generic instructions on solving some cases of jamming here. http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Unfortunately, more serious cases (due to falls, shocks, and most of all, the camera being turned on while some resistance prevents the lens from extending: e.g., if the camera accidentally turns on while in a pocket) require the repair shop.
Check which model of camera you have!
Pentax *ist D takes Pentax K-mount lenses (K, KA, or KAF). None of them have a button to extend the lens. So: If you have a button to extend the lens you do not have a *ist D. In general, your problem sounds like a low battery.
slap it in your palm several times to release whatever is jamming the lens. EWhile this sounds brutal it is but I was given this tip bjy a Sony digital camera tech and believe me it does work,\\Keep trying till it eventually clears
sounds like a lens error, does the lens extend or retract? You probably have to get the lens back on track, use gentle pressure wiht the camera face down on a towel covered table and turn on to see if the camera tries to retract the lens. I really dislike these types of cameras that extend the lens everytime, if it turns on in your pocket, your doomed!
This happened to me once. SOMETIMES you can correct this yourself. The lens must be extending from the camera at EXACTLY 90 degrees if the lens is crooked, then straighten it, gently! If you succeed, the lens may retract as it is supposed to. You could also futher damage it with this procedure, so THINK ABOUT IT FIRST.
ok have same problem press the power button and and the play> button at the same time. your screen will come on but not lens. then hold the play button down untill lens come out. this will work for you , you may have to do it a couple of times but it will work