Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

I have a Canon Powershot S2 IS which has worked great till recently it locks down for no apparent reason. I hear a series of beeps and see E18 in the bottom at left of screen. If the zoom is out, it stays out, etc. I've tried changing batteries, cleaning terminals, etc...but that's not the problem. Any ideas??

Answers :

Taken from a canon forum:

Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to\015\012extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a\015\012little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the\015\012extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to\015\012retract when powered off.

Apparently, people who posted about this incident on\015\012forums say they had to send the camera for repair and that Canon has\015\012horrible customer support and response time.

-Basically what it came down to is if it's under warranty, get it replaced. If not, try using compressed air to blow out dirt and dust from the lens and all reachable components.

Or just gently push the lens back.

It is a Canon design malfunction and has happened on plenty of cameras.

My Canon 40D digital SLR loves to give me Error 5, and my flash wont pop up. It's just an unfortunate side affect of owning a Canon.

Cannon's official responce is the cylinder barel sensor is malfunctioning.
\015\012I recently had a S2 that did the same thing. I ended up buying a broken S2 on ebay and replacing the components myself. You can find some very good deals on "As is" S2's on ebay anywhere from $20 - $50 .
\015\012Good Luck!
\015\012Hope this helps.
\015\012Pleas rate.
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