Having problems with your Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera ?

Cannon SD300 Error E18


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Hi innasha,

try the following:

make sure your Canon has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,then put them back in and turn the camera on.

2) \015\012Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and drycompressed air\015\012(20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and thecamera body and\015\012turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens.It should remove\015\012all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it shouldfunction fine.

3) \015\012Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface,\015\012for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but veryoften in works.

4) Try forcing the camera lens:

Turn\015\012off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a\015\012look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you\015\012notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the\015\012problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if\015\012the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

Simply -\015\012VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the\015\012biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try\015\012powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all\015\012or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the\015\012camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take\015\012one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement.\015\012Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it\015\012pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Another version of\015\012this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens\015\012while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the\015\012focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of\015\012pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

there is a guide to dismantle it with pictures: try it:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem

good luck!
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