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The lens does not retract and I see an E18 error code.


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Canon Powershot SD450 E18 problem: The camera lense would not open and reported error code E18 on power-up and then would shut down. I followed a procedure on the web for this issue and got the camera lens to open and it was working (able to take pictures for about a minute). When I powered down, the lense did not completely retract. I tried re-powering on but nothing happened. The camera is not getting any power. I figured the battery died so I re-charged it. I put the fully charged batt


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Lens error when trying to power on camera. no dirt in lens. lens extends buzzes retracts and turns and then repeats before fully retracting. Can see camera focusing while cycling and retracting. lens error appears on screen at end of cycle. tried tapping camera and lens body to dislodge dirt as well as compressed air on lens body without success. any ideas?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\01 ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Cano Ixus 750. Error code E18. Lens rarely deploys and retracts, but when it does, it wll not autofocus. Camera whirrs and buzzes, which indicates that the motor is ok? Camera shuts off.


The E18 error happens on Canon cameras usually when the lens is jammed when extending. The error is so (in)famous that it has it own website where you can find help and advice on how to fix it. You can view the site by clicking the link underli ... Digital Cameras

Lens won't retract & camera says lens error: code R740-001


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... HP Photosmart R742 Digital Camera

Hello. I have a Kodak Easyshare M853 and everytime I turn my camera on it says "lens error error 10f,1,0,0" and then turns off. The lens is extended out and it will not retract. It has not been wet nor was I uin a sandy or soily area. What does the error code mean and can I fix it myself?


Try to leave the batteries out for a day or two, it'll reset the camera, but it'll only last a week or two, then odds are, it'll do it again. I had one to do the same thing- and the camera was only 6 months old- i don't think it can be fixed without ... Digital Cameras

Lens retraction; Error E18


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that yo ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

I had the E18 error--lens wouldn't retract and


Focus problems are quite common after a lens error, it sounds like you still have an issue with that lens unit. If you need help, there's a great site taht just specializes in the powershot problems, nothing else at all. Try going to ... Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Camera

Lens wont retract, makes noises, error code on blue screen D:1E 1A


I have one of these and I dropped it with the upshot that the lens jammed. \015\012\015\012Playing with it I found that the forward (smaller) part of the lens sits in a sort of groove in the outer part and when I manipulated it back in it ... Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom Digital Camera

My Nikon L16 camera lens will not retract. The message code says " Lens Error". The lens makes a buzzing sound when the camera is turned on and off. I already tried taking the batteries out and replacing them. Any thoughts?


Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

'Zoom Error' Hi, I recently bought a Fuji FinePix s3000 Digital Camera. It took amazing pictures the first month or so, but recently I turned the camera on to find 'Zoom Error' across the LCD screen. I am unable to take pictures, and the lens wont Retract. I was hoping there would be a simple solution to this problem rather than a costly repair, seeing as how it was a very nice camera. Any Idea how to fix it?


Oh boy you are not going to like this but this is a problem that all fuji finepix s3000 will have I fixed it myself but only with a ton of patience and knowing what I was doingthe problem is that there is a gear in the lens motor as ... Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera

Canon digital IXUS 400. The lens will not retract. When turn on the monitor lights up after bleep , it then bleeps again, E18 appears in the left hand corner and then it powers off. The lens remains extended. Can you advise how to correct the error? I have tried charging the battery and cleaning the contacts.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

Error 18 I see an "E18" error code what does it mean?


The "E18" error code indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.\015\012\015\012This 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 th ... Canon PowerShot SD200 / IXUS 30 Digital Camera

The camera keeps coming up with error code E18 and the zoom lens is not going in and out when you turn it on and off It will not go in far enough for the lens cover to shut


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that yo ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera

Help! lens error code. camera will not turn on and camera lens won't retract!


Try the procedures in this tip. ... HP Photosmart R927 Digital Camera

Sony dsc-f707 Please Help. I turned my camera on and everything worked except the screen is black. I thought I had left the lens cover on but it wasn"t. I can look at my saved pics on my memory stick but cannot see anything throght the lens or the screen. There isn't any error code on the screen either. I reset everythin a couple of times but still nothing. Thanks


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E18 Error My Powershot A80 stopped working within a few hours: I took pictures Saturday night on Sunday morning the lens would not open up anymore. Text reads E18 - I see on the internet that this is a common problem. What can I do?


Sorry to hear that. I have an A80 also, and I really like that camera (swear it takes better pictures than even my A620).\015\012\015\012The E18 error is fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechan ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

Cannon Power Shot A80 with error code E18


If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon should fix it for free. If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses to repair it ... Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera

E18 ERROR - LENS ON MY CAMERA DOES NOT CLOSE


HiWhat you are seeing with the E:18 error message is a generic message that means there is\015\012some sort of problem with the lens, it could happen in many different\015\012ways such as sand or dirt in the lens gears.A coupl ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Help Lens wont retract..i get a E18 error


Sir E18 err, related to lens i think ur camera droped u try ur local repairer this is repairable ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Canon powershot s2 is lens won't retract error e18


Try tapping not so gently. other than that it will most likely need to be taken apart and put back together the right way. And any broken parts replaced. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I have a powershot a80. When I turn it on I get an E18 error code in the window. The lens makes a clicking noise like it's trying to open and it doesn't open.


Lens errors 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 ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

My camera (PS SD30 elph) lens will not retract and the diplay code of E18 appears. I have already checked the battery cover and such.


There are a variety of things that may be causing this problem. Here is a website that takes you thru a list of possible solutions. ... Digital Cameras

Powers off my canon powershot sd600 digital camera keeps powering off after about 30 seconds. I have gotten a new battery and that didn't help. On the left hand side before it shuts down it has the letter and numbers E18 on the bottom. The zoom lens is also sticking out and will not retract. There are no error messages on the camera at all. If anyone has a solution please let me know. Thanks!


E18 is a lens error message, the lens is stuck or bent, and wouldn't come out, that's why camera shuts off after it tries to do so at the start, not much you can do, but replace the whole lens assembly ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

E18 Error The Lens does not retract back. It makes a grinding noise. I can not take any pictures.


This is due to a jam. This camera has had many problems with the lens There has been a problem.\015\012I'm sorry but your only choice is an exchange or refund.\015\012\015\012Hope This Helps - Josh ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
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