Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

I am getting error E18 while switching the camera on. Mine is Canon Power Shot S21S.


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HI! WELL, AFTER MUCH DIGGING I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIS IS A VERY COMMON ERROR AND HAS ALL SORTS OF CAUSES AND POSSIBLE CURES. THE BEST I WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE IS IT IS A LENS ERROR. BY THIS THEY IMPLY THAT THE LENS EITHER GOT BUMPED, STUCK, SOME DIRT IN IT, BUMPED OUT OF ALIGNMENT, NOT EXTENDED ALL THE WAY BECAUSE OF WEAK BATTERIES?, DROPPED, SOMEHOW OBSTRUCTED AND ON AND ON. IT APPEARS THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO RESET THE ERROR BY POWERING DOWN THE CAMERA THEN BACK ON A NUMBER OF TIMES, GENTLY TRYING TO ALIGN THE LENS WITH THE POWER ON, GENTLY TURNING THE LENS? THAT'S WHAT IT SAID!, CLEANING THE LENS WITH AIR, WIPING THE LENS AND USING THE A/V CABLE CONNECTION. I TAKE THIS TO BE THE OUTPUT CABLE? THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY SET PROCEEDURE AND THEY STATE IF ALL ELSE FAILS IF WOULD NEED TO BE REPAIRED, WHICH THEY CLAIMED WAS RATHER EXPENSIVE. NOT MUCH HELP, BUT THIS IS RIGHT FROM THE SOURCE. THE E18 ERROR IS KIND OF LIKE THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH ON YOUR COMPUTER. ANYTHING GOES, THE WAY THEY SOUND.VERY COMMON, ALWAYS WITH SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE LENS OR LENS COVER, ALTHOUGH I DON'T SEE HOW THE COVER COULD CAUSE AN ERROR, UNLESS YOU LEFT IT ON WHEN YOU TRIED TO SHOOT! MAN, I HOPE THIS MAKES SOME SENSE TO YOU, BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY A CONFUSING MESS TO SORT THROUGH.
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Hey there,
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\015\012The code E18 indicates that pressure has been applied to the zoom lens, lens barrier, or immediate area. Canon suggests that if turning camera on and off, then on again does not clear the problem, or the error code shows up frequently, a camera malfunction has occured. They suggest you bring it in for service.
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\015\012Good Luck!
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