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I have a canon powershot s 500. When turn it on and attempt to take a picture the screen says E18. What is the problem? Can it be fixed reasonably or should I buy a new camera? Thank you

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Error Code E18 for most Canon models indicates fault with the lens mechanism, extend or retract.

Often this would just be dust, sand embedded in the delicate gears but at other times, it would be more intensive and would require parts replacement/alignment. If it could not be corrected with cleaning, perhaps a replacement unit might be better off.

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