Question about Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
SOURCE: Screen is showing E18
The E18 error message relates to a problem with the zooming mechanism (lens would not retract or extended) Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix you problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!
Posted on Aug 10, 2007
SOURCE: Lens Error
I had the same problem and fortunately for me it was simple to fix. I gave it a little push & twist on the lens and to my surprise the lens retracted and now the camera works fine. Good Luck!
Posted on Aug 22, 2007
SOURCE: E 18 message
Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) 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 Jan 04, 2009
Here is some information on the E18 error: http://www.e18error.com
A repair guide (suggestions) http://www.e18error.com/repair.html
Forum for users with the same problem http://www.e18error.com/posts/index.php
Posted on May 21, 2009
SOURCE: the camera does shut off
E16 error means that the lens mechanism is jammed, and the lens cannot extend/retract.
Follow the steps provided below to solve this problem.
Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for 10 minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on. If this does not work then try the compressed air. With a fine tip blow off the gun and dry compressed air set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function as fine. If this also does not work then you need to force the lens out.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
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