Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera ?

Power shot, refuses to completely turn on, the screen is black expect for 'E18' in the bottom right corner, 4 beeps, then the system turns off. What is happening?


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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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Power shot, refuses to completely turn on, the screen is black expect for 'E18' in the bottom right corner, 4 beeps, then the system turns off. What is happening?


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 A95 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

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.


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When i turn on the camera it beeps and a message comes up in the right hand corner (E18) the the camera turns off!


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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

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.


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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

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

My camera turns on and then right back off. wen u press the power bottom the screen comes on and shows the Kodak label like its turning on and the lense begins to open but immideatly closes and the camera turns back off. i charged my camera all night but the problem persisted. the only thing i can think of is tht the day this happened i took my camera with me to the beach and it was warm but not extremely hot.


I had the same problem. This is how I fixed mine! Turn on camera grab the lens with two fingers before it can re-tract back into the camera and shut it self down. Use compressed air around the lens housing no more the 80 PSI. Hopefully t ... Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 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


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Well when i take a picture, it takes it. but when i try and take another picture, it just beeps three time. and then i tried to turn it off, and it wont do that either. it just says "please wait for your camera to finish recording" but im not recording anything. and i waited for a bit to see what happened. and all it says not is "system error" in red. the only way to turn it off is to take the battery out. i tried to reset it. but nothing is working...


Sounds like you have a bad camera,try to take it back to the store you got it from and tell them what is going on,be careful thou as people are getting stupid nowadays. ... Digital Cameras

Canon ixus 500 turns on beeps 4 times,shows E18 on the bottom left of thelcd screen and then turns itself off.


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 ... 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

Turned on camera and all pics from memory card were erased. The number 670 still shows up in the right corner of the camer when I turn it on. When I take a picture, it says 1. Pictures and camera seem to be working fine. I took the memory card to CVS and pics are not there. I don't have a clue what happened to the pics I had on the memory card but I hope I can somehow retrieve them. Thanks


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Camera problem Hi. I have a Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera. When I hit the on/off button, the camera turns on, the lens zooms out for a second and then back in, then it shows the "Pentax Optio M" load screen, then it shows "Auto Picture" in the center and a green dot in the bottom left with the words "EV Compensation" next to the dot. While it's showing this last screen, it beeps 3 times right before the lens zooms out again then back in just before the camera turns off. I have changed the batt


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OMG it works I touched the 9v + to the Casio battery then stuck it in the charger and tada the damn charger stopped blinking!! LMFAO! I was gonna have a fit ;'0 I thought I was gonna be camera-less cause the battery wasn't working. I won't go that lo ... Casio Exilim EX-Z77 Digital Camera

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


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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

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

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

I have a powershot A85. Lens wont retract. Camera cuts off after about 10 seconds. Bottom left corner reads e18 just before it turns off.


This is a popular error due to dust or sand in lens assembly search google for e18 solutions will flood ... Digital Cameras

Hi, i have a canon digital IXUS55. 5.0 mega pixels. last night at a wedding the camera (fully charged) stopped working. it would show me the pitures on the memory card but wouldnt allow me to take any (memory card was only half full). The screen was black with E18 in the bottom left corner, it also beeped 6 times and the lense made a horrid noise as it came out. any ideas? it wasnt dropped or didnt get wet. help


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Help Every time I turn on my camera. I get a black screen with a E18 in the bottom lefthand corner.


Place a thick bath towel (triple folded) on the table edge. with the camera off, hold it in your hand and tap the bottom of the camera with medium low force to the above mentioned table edge. Try turn it on to check if it's back to normal. You may ne ... Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital Camera

I have a cannon powershot a 85 it was working fine then nothing i turn it on and it lights up the cannon sign then goes of. it is showing E18 in bottom legt hand corner. i have tried both rechargable and ordinary batteries in it. no difference. the shutter wont even open can anyone 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 S2 IS Digital Camera
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