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Power shot SD20 digital camera When the on switch is depressed a short musical tone plays and then it stops after about 5 seconds and E18 appears on the screen momentarily before the camera turns off.

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E18 is the standard Canon lens error. The lens gets stuck when extending. If you did not drop it and there are no signs of damage you can check with Canon and try to get the camera repaired under warranty.

If it is not covered here are a few methods to try on your own, at your own risk.

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