Having problems with your Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera ?

Powershot sd550, when turn on showing error e18 and the lens are stuck out.


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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 are 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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Powershot sd550, when turn on showing error e18 and the lens are stuck out.


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 IXUS V2 Digital Camera

Powershotsd1000 problem I own the powershot sd1000 the camera when turn on has the lens stuck out and the the the display show lens error restart camera. Please let me know if you have any solutions I recharged the battery and it still does the same thing. here is my e mail [email protected] thanks


Hello!!\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Firstly switch off the camera\015\012\015\012press and hold the ok button and turn the camera on and off\015\012for few times\015\012\015\012whilst keeping this button depressed ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Showing the error E18 , lens jamming camra wont turn on a show's up error e18


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E18 error on canon digital camera s200 powershot dropped it and now the lens is stuck halfway out/in The lens will not open, it was not dropped. I get e18 error.


Canon Powershot's error E18 has to do with the lens: If it appears on a black LCD with E18 written on the corner, it is mostly due to the lens getting stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a lit ... Canon PowerShot S200 / IXUS 178 Digital Camera

I have a cannon camera, my boyfriend dropped it with the lens extended and now whenever I try to turn it on I get a message saying that there is a lens error and the camera will shut down. I have tried a couple of answers on this website, but most have to do with a lens that is stuck out, mine will still retract back and forth if you smack it on your hand. My problem is when you power it off and back on the error shows up and the lens will not extend then. Any suggestions are greatly appreciate


... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

My lens is stuck open and all the way out after zooming on a cold evening. The camera turns on, lights up showing G( window and then beeps and goes dark saying 'lens error, restart camera' at


If any amount of moisture has entered the camera this will not be a user fix, it will require service. ... Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

I have a Cannon Powershot SD600, just got it recently and it worked great, then all of a sudden I noticed the cover lens's that slide over to protect the lens when you shut it off were messed up. Onle 1 was showing. I tried turning it on, and all it says now is, "Lens error, please restart camera." I tried the Hold Menu down for 5 seconds, but that did nothing since it doesn't even turn on.


The Canon series are fine camera's, but they seem to suffer from lens errors (check how many people suffered from this by googling lens error canon). The problem seems to come from sand/dust entering the body and jamming the lens gear. A h ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

My Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has a lens that is stuck in the extended position. I get a screen that says lens error, restart camera, but when I try to connect to the software, I get a screen on the computer telling me the computer cannot detect the camera. Battery is freshly charged, and I get the little yellow bird picture on the camera when I turn it on. It beeps about 4 times, and then turns off. Is there a safe way to get the lens to retract?


Don't play around with that lens, you can do more damage to the camera and focus with some of the stuff people tell you to try. Your camera just needs to be serviced and you'll be working great again. The shop that specializes in service for the powe ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

My daughters Canon PowerShot SD750 has the lens extended and stuck, turning on the camera gives a lens error message and atates to restart camera. have tried this numerous times and no help. Camera was never dropped, was just using one day, took some pictures, then the following picture I was taking lens stuck open.


Hi. This is an unfortunate mechanism failure. You can try to reset the micro board by removing the batteries for 3 mins. If that reset doesn't work, the actual lens sensor will continue ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Powershot A560 I have a Canon Powershot A560 but now when I turn it on it beeps 6 times and the screen shows "canon" in blue but then goes black and says at the bottom "lens error, restart camera". Also, then lens never fully goes in or out. Help.


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Lens problems I am deployed and I sent my camera to my wife and she has managed to brake it, I was hoping to get some help on this problem: When off, the camera lens is in the position as if it were being used. When turning the Canon Camera Powershot A530 on, the Canon logo screen comes on as it should. Following the blue logo screen is 2-3 rapid beeps made by the camera and a black screen is shown with the words, "Lens error, restart camera". Immediately after showing this screen for five


Try opening your camera, check the lens gear if its teeth are\015\012complete. If so, check if something stucks on it. Its much better to\015\012bring your camera to an authorized service center to re timing your\015\012lens track... ^_^ ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

Camera shutdown I've had my Canon Powershot A85 for around 2 years. Around a few dats ago, I was showing friends pictures from a holiday to America, when it appeared the batteries had run out, but the lens never retracted, which it usually would do. I attempted to turn the camera on again, and it turned on for a split second, but i never thought to look at the screen for an error mesage, but it just turned off again. Nothing was spilled on the camera, and it wasn't dropped, or any other


Sounds like the fuse went bad in the camera, If you have no power on camera most likely thats what happened, This has to be fixed by repair tec, they have to touble shoot power board. ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

My canon powershot sd780IS is having lens issues. I turned it on and the lens got stuck. Now it wont go back in and all it says is lens error. Any suggestions?


See Lens Error Fixya ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera

E18 ERROR I have a Canon PowerShot A85 camera. The screen goes balck and I get the error. I have read that the lens could be stuck becuase of sand, etc. But, I have tried what the blogs have told me and I still get the error.


Canon camera hard work just check your lenssee if the memory card is full or not ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

My frind dropped my camera and my lens broke. It is a canon powershot SD600. When i turn it on it says lens error, press reset button. lens is stuck slanted-ly.it also is blurry wen u c the screen. "my friend" doent want to pay for it , so where can i go fix it and how much would it cost ?


Hi Dear,As we can see from your description of your problem. The issue is related to misalignment of the lens. As the lens is stuck it will not come in and out smoothly. And also as you have said the camera lens is broken. Hence, the best ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

My canon powershot sd780IS is having lens issues. I turned it on and the lens got stuck. Now it wont go back in and all it says is lens error. Any suggestions?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera

Lens error When I turn the camera on it says "Lens error, restart camera," and turns itself off. When I turn it back on, the same problem occurs. The lens covers aren't completely closed, and the entire lens seems to be sticking out a little bit, like it didn't retract all the way. Please help! Thanks. Turn on the camera, camera shows a canon logo, then before turns off it said lens error, restart camera


\015\012\015\012I have a solution posted in doc "nikon s5 s6 lens cover error repair.doc"  uploaded on site http://www.esnips.com/web/papputatiyasStuff&n ... Digital Cameras

G11 powershot 'Lens Error restart camera' mesage when I turn on the camera. Camera stuck with lens out.


Lens probably does not retract because of debris or a misaligned gear box. The\012lens can in about 50% of the cases be repaired without having to replace it. Try to\012return to manufacturer first. If you're out of warranty, there are\012third party ... Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera

I have a canon powershot SD 1000. The lense is stuck out. When I go to turn on the camera it says "lens error, restart camera". I don't know how to do this or how to get the lens back it. Help?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I put my camera in my backpack and the lens got stuck, it won't come out at all. When I turn the camera on it says "Lens error, restart camera". I've tried everything this site said to try but nothing has worked. My camera is a Canon Powershot A560. Does anyone know how I can fix it? Please Help!


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Zoom error when camera is turned on shows zoom error loved the camera til the lens stuck out and it reads zoom errorhave taken it back to where purchased and they had no suggestions have written the nearest agent which is in venezuela and have not heard from them


Push zoom button up and down until "zoom error" banner goes away. ... Fuji FinePix A600 Digital Camera

Nikon coolpix s520 lens stuck out and won't retract, also shows 'lens error' when trying to turn it on. Can i fix this problem myself


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Have Canon PowerShot A80. New batteries, turn on and it automatically turns off with a buzzing/clicking noise... Window shows error 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 A80 Digital Camera

Powershot s30 lens stuck. E18 error - Canon PowerShot S30 Digital Camera


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My camera will not turn on,before it showed a message saying "lens error reset the camera" and the lens are stuck.


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