Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

When I turn on my camera it immediately turns off and lights up E18 in the bottom left corner of the display screen.


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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 the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here'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:
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When I turn on my camera it immediately turns off and lights up E18 in the bottom left corner of the display screen.


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 Digital Cameras

My camera when turned on beeps and displays a black screen and reads E18 at the bottom left corner when in camera or video mode. The shutter does not open either. The camera however seems to work fine when viewing pictures.


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 ... Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital Camera

E18 my canon powershot A150, got the whole E18 problem, it turns on with the blue canon screen, but then two seconds after it turns into a faded black with E18 in the bottom left hand corner. i seriously dont know whats wrong, and it hasnt even been a year since i got the camera, is there any way i can fix this problem? because at the moment buying a camera, my parents would not be too pleased :| it turns on with blue screen then it goes black and it says e18


E18 is the canon fault number for lens error. Is the lens stuck out? does it click when the camera is switched on? Try lightly tapping the lens on a hard surface. This sometimes resets the lens. If all this fails take it to bits! (but watch the flash ... Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

My son dropped my Canon powershot SD450 while it was on, and the nose was out. I can still view photos, but the nose (or shutter... not sure what to call it) is stuck out and whenever I turn it on it beeps (the screen is black) and the screen displays "E18" in the bottom left corner. When turned on, right before the beep, the nose sounds like it is trying to extend, but almost like it is jammed. Is this fixable??


Definately fixable! The e18 error is just a lens error from when it was dropped. The site that specializes in the repairs on the Canon Powershots is: www.camerasandparts.com ... Canon Digital Cameras

I can turn my camera on then the screen picture is all blurry and it won't do anything if you press the button as if to take the picture. The one thing i have noticed different is the letters [CAF] in the bottom left hand corner and after about 10secs the screen goes black, as if off and the light starts flashing. Any ideas?


When the camera is set to C-AF (Continuous Auto Focus) mode the focus is continually aligned according to movement of subject or the camera even when shutter button is not pressed. The Continuous Auto Focus (C-AF) is disabled while the camera is zoom ... Samsung Digital Cameras

My camera was working fine and then it gently rolled on to the rug and then it never worked right since. I got the code in the corner of the display E18 and I cannot do a darn thing with the camera now. Should I just chuck it ? ??? Its a cannon power shot A400. (When I turn it on the display light comes on and it beeps numberous times and then the E18 signal comes on and then it goes away and the camera turns off. I do not even think the shutter opens up ) The batteries are charged so what now.


... Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

A95 Trouble My camera will not turn on. If i press the on/off button the little green light goes on, the lens starts to extend out, then a beeping noise sounds and it shuts off. On the screen, its black and a tiny code is displayed on the bottom that says "E18"


The E18 error is 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. ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Unusable When I turn the camera on, it makes warning type noises that I've never heard it do before, and then displays the code E18 on a black screen in the lower left hand corner.


The E18 error is 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. ... Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera

The camera was dropped by my son, which happened before, when turned on the canon logo shows then the screen is black. An error message in the bottome left says E1b or E18. Help!! thanks


Here is some information on the E18 error: http://www.e18error.comA repair guide (suggestions) http://www.e18error.com/repair.htmlForum for users with the same problem http://www.e18error.com/posts/index.php ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a Canon PowerShot A400 digital camera. when I turn the camera on, it acts like it is going to turn on, then it starts beeping and the screen goes black. It has the message E18 in the lower left corner of the screen. I changed the batteries, but it is still doing it.


Please see this post:\015\012\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem\015\012\015\012Good Luck!\015\012\015\012Brian ... Canon Digital Cameras

Our Olympus 7010 has gotten the lens stuck out, and now when we turn it on in any mode other than viewing pictures, the orange on light comes on, the view screen displays Olympus and the orange light on the back side of the camera just above the upper right corner of the view screen blinks about 7 times and then the camera shuts off.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Olympus Stylus 7010 Digital Camera

My camera lense won't close even when i turn it off & on. i have tried to turn it off and on the screen only goes on & immediately turns off. the green light in the corner flashes so i know that the battery is still working. i tried to plug it into my computer to retrieve the pics on the camera but it couldn't recognize the camera.


Make sure that you are installing a fresh/ full charge battery\015\012Here are the steps:\015\0121. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.\015\0122. Clean the battery contacts.\01 ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera

My camera displays E18 on the lower left hand corner no other operation I turned the camera on the lens deployed and it intitiated OK but I can hear some activity such as motor etc. but after 10-20 sec it dipslays E18. I can view pictures, set up the camera but the moment I try to activate the caera function it goes into this routine. The lens now is stuck in the deployed position. I removed the batteries (Energizer Lithium), checked them they are good?


... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I have a Olympus X-560WP & when I turned it on, the screen appears with a P in the left corner, a red flash symbol in the right corner & it says on the bottom +1.0 1/30 F3.7. It isn't allowing me to use any of the buttons on the side or change any of the settings. I thought if I reset the camera it would fix the problem but it won't allow me to do that either. I'm on holidays at the moment & haven't seen any camera repair shops so I can't even take it there. Do you know what the problem is o


You can try to reset it by:1. Turn it off, 2. Remove battery (the big one)3. Remove the little round battery (which supply power to rom chip)4. Remove memory card.5. Leave it for 15 minutes. ... Olympus Digital Cameras

Canon Powershot A570 digital camera I had around 250 images in my memory stick, but all of a sudden when I tried to click another photo, all the images disappeared and showed the last picture clicked 1/1 on the bottom left corner on the display, but the top right hand corner had 1/250 but I couldn't see the images on the screen. I tried going into the menu to see if I could access thoses photos, but it showed change battery and had taken me to the Format screen without me have clicked any


As all your photos are stored in your Canon digital camera's memory stick you could tryCard Data Recoverywhich will help you recover pics without casusin ... Digital Cameras

IXUS II The bproblem is that when the camera is turned on there is a whirling sound as if the lens wants to move, then after a few seconds there is a beep and the notation E18 in the bottom left corner. The camera then turns off with the lens out.


Error code e18 means that the focus motor gears a jammed, dirt or grain of sand in them.\015\012you can try to fix it by gently banging the camera on somthing soft, their are also instructions on web on how to disasemble and fix this fault.\015\012BU ... Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital Camera

C643 The screen has a black spot in the lower right corner and will not light up.It has not been dropped or mishandled. Working fine and then this black ghost showed up with the camera turned off. Batteries are up. Before it quit completely it had a very thin lighted line at the bottom of the lcd.I have only taken about ten pictures with this camera.


Your LCD is defective and it need to be replaced if you just got the camera take it back are get another. ... Kodak EasyShare C643 Digital Camera

Hi, i have a nikon L22 and its wont take photos, it was workin fine 2 days ago, when it stopped working i noticed three numbers that have appeared in the bottom left hand corner of the display screen, am not sure if it says 180 or ISO, now i have taken all pics off the camera, so the sd card is blank now, and i have reset the camera, and also formatted the sd card, still there has been no change the camera functions well otherwise it just wont take pics and its frustrating me, please help


If there is any possibility that you have been to the sea coast or a hill station , then it is possible that moisture condensation would have resulted in causing this fault.\012Please use a hair dryer to heat off the camera - just a bit far awa ... Nikon Digital Cameras

PowerShot A70 My camera lens won't seem to open up it comes on and then just beeps, E18 comes up in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. I can't seem to view any of my pictures on the memory card either. I tried going to trouble shooting and can't find any information on what the E18 means or how to fix it.


This comes up when the lens sticks. Try removing the colar around the lens, then turn the camera on/off and give it a "little help" to open or close, it's probably just a little stuck ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

The LCD monitor on my SD 200 is not functioning. When the camera is turned on the screen is bright amd shows vertical colored lines in the bottom left corner, a grey blue patch in the top left and a purple blob in the top right. It is the same with the card in or out and none of the function keys make any difference.


Sounds like a cracked LCD screen. You may be able to fix it if you can find a replacement screen. I usually search ebay for a broken camera with other problems that I can cannibalize. Here's some examples on LCD replacement, including one for your ... Canon Digital Cameras

When takining photos all the shot recently appear with a blue tinge. Before taking a photo, the screen displays the following; 'P' left hand top right corner. light bulb left hand side and along the bottom 'HQ 3072X2304


It may not be white balance either - try checking under menu - settings - effects than see if there is a mode for blue-toned. ... Digital Cameras

Lcd screen is very light blue on one half and white on the other.Dividing the two sides is a black spot at the top of the screen and a fine verticle line. Also two fine blue horazontal lines near the bottom of white side. The camera was not dropped banged or left in extreme temps. It was working fine, was set down for about an hour and did not work the next time it was turned on.


... Fuji Digital Cameras

E18 code Hi, My camera will not work. I put new batteries in and I press the ON botton and it won't turn on but I get E18 in the bottom left corner. Can you tell me what this means? Thanks so much, Joni Pawelek 847-989-3798


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

Help! Hi! I have a canon powershot S45 digital camera, when i turn it on, I get the canon screen and then it goes straight to a black screen and on the bottom left hand side it says E18...what do i do?


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot S45 Digital Camera

My camera is showing a E18 on the left bottom corner of my screen. Some times it will allow me to take photos 7 other times the camera will just shut down.


... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
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