Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

E18 screen msg

\015 Hi, have a powershot a85 which has developed a fault, when switched on display screen is blank and shows E18 in the bottom left hand corner, please help...\015

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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\012Don't want to get your hopes up too high, but here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
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E18 screen msg


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 A85 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

E18 error I have a Canon Ixus II which is four years old. Today I switched it on, took a couple of pictures which appeared blurred on the screen. Deleted these pictures. Camera lens stayed out. Switched camera on and E18 showed on bottom left of screen.


The following outlines some repair options for a lens error:\015\012\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/ ... Canon PowerShot SD110 / IXUS IIs Digital Camera

Black Screen The camera was never dropped. And, it worked perfectly just 1/2 hour before the problem occurred. Turn it on, Canon logo shows up, then black screen with 2 beeping noises, the screen says E18 and the camera shuts off by itself. Please let me know what the problem is. I am very frustrated about this!!! Many thanks.


Cannon will repair it free of charge,its a problem with ixus 400. ... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

When switch on the screen is black, it then switches off and there is a gritty sound as if there is some sand in the mechanism. The screen shows E18 in the bottom left hand corner. I cannot look at photos already taken, nothing comes up on the screen.


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 t ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Blank screen - I don't think it's E18


Try and clean the LCD connector _flexible connectors.\015\012If you are able to see the dark picture- The back light panel is defective or improper contact.\015\012If the picture is perfect in the PC when you download,,then the LCD may be defective\0 ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

Blank screen on Powershot S40 - I don't think it's E18


This is a problem with the CCD card. Canon has issued a recall and will fix/repair for free. Go to the Canon website and search for CCD to get more info (or call them direct). ... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

E18 power on, beeps, e18 on black screen, power goes off. What's up?


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 S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

My Canon Power Shot A80 Digital camera goes ON but only shows the screen name Canon then the lens goes back into off - some sounds come on and then E18 shows in the lower left of a black screen. Help.


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

Hi there, I have panasonic lumix fx12, the camera was working fine till suddenly i saw this msg "please turn off the camera and turn it on again" when i turn it off the lens does not goes in and when i turn it on the lens goes it and comes out again but as soon as i press the capture button again the same msg appears on the screen and again the same story, I can hear a little noise from the lens for a few sec too! Could any body help me on this please!!!!!!!


Some say that this could be because the lens is out of alignment. See here: http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fx12?dj=1&ratings=1 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 Digital Camera

Zoom ERROR When I turn my Camera on it comes up saying Zoom Error. I can't Zoom in or out - and all I can see is a black screen. Last time I used it - I took a picture and put it bck in my bag - when I pulled it out again the error msg came up. It has happened once before and I reset the camera through the menu and the msg went away and the camera went bck to normal so when it happened again I press reset but this time it hasn't made a difference. Any suggestions?


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 you will have to get it fixed by a pro ... Fuji FinePix A820 Digital Camera

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

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

E18 I am getting an E18 message on my camera screen, what does this mean and how can I fix it?


This error is cause by a few things. First you need better power, how old is the unit? The battery pack may need replaced, the lens mechanism draws alot of power and sometimes if the flash is charging and the lenses are moving it struggles for power ... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

Zoom error i have a finepix s700 model,i bought it new 26/05/2008,from circuitcity. my prob is suddenly i saw zoom error in the screen of my camera,i tried many time to reset it but failed...so i cannot take any picture,when i started my camera then this zoom error msg will appear on the screen,plz help me to take picture,this is my favorite camera,plz help me,plz


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 you will have to get ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

When i power my canon powershot A70 the display on the screen will illuminate for 3 seconds then a error will come on the screen E18


\012Hello there,\012\012The E18 error is related to the LENS not able to retract fully. If it is still under warranty, I would advise you bring it to the nearest service center. This is to avoid further damages. Otherwise, you can try a f ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

E18? I can't turn on my camera. When I turn it on it beeps couple times then error E18 comes onto the screen and turns off. I read that I had some problem with my lens. How I can fix that? Canon Repair costs me as much as money that I can buy a new camera.


Http://www.4130-products.com/e18/index.htmlMy SD550 had an E18 error. I took it apart and found the broken gear, but was not able to get just the gear I needed. But you gain a lot of detailed photos of me taking apart my camera. ... Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera

E18 Error Let my husband use my camera he said he did not drop it I can see the pictures taken but when I try to take more I get E18 on the screen Power shot a400 but get error message then shuts down. Ive had this camera a few yrs I love it.


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 A400 Digital Camera

E18 My camera lense is trying to adjust and just clicks back and forth back and forth until the screen goes black and e18 shows up. Should I take it to a repair shop or is this something that I can fix on my own? A


If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can dois to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon Digital Cameras shouldfix it for free.If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

E18 I used my Camera on the beach this weekend. Now the lens will not move and it reads E18 on the screen. I am thinking sand might have started this problem. Thank you for your time Straw


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 S300 / IXUS 300 Digital Camera

E18 turn on camera whirring noise shutter does not open after a bit the e18 appears in the screen. then shuts off.


The E18 error is fairly common. Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

E18 First the LCD screen showed a blur of colors. Now when in the review mode, it only goes to black, with a buzzing sound followed about 5 beeps then an E18 message. Haven't dropped it, immersed in water or anything unordinary.


The following blog outlines some repair options for an E18 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 A70 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

Just purchased an powershot SX1 IS. I took one photo, zoomed in on it to see how clear the zoom was once taken a photo. THen it switched itself of with the lens still out. Now when turning it on it has a black screen and say lens error...restart camera. I have tried holding func. when turning on the camera and the time comes up on the screen. But as soon as I let go of func I get the error msg.


Hello if you just purchased this unit Then i advise you to take it back, this sounds like a system control issue or main board problem. Holding the function key while turning is factory reset, if this is not working right them the camera has a bad sy ... Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera

Turns on, Cannon startup screen shows, then it bleeps and E18 comes up in bottom left hand side of screen. Then it turns off


Hi,Please open the link below and follow the instructions to resolve the issue.http://blog.wolffmyren.com/2008/10 ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
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