Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

E18 Error The Lens does not retract back. It makes a grinding noise. I can not take any pictures.



Answers :

This is due to a jam. This camera has had many problems with the lens There has been a problem.
\015\012I'm sorry but your only choice is an exchange or refund.
\015\012
\015\012Hope This Helps - Josh
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

E18 Error The Lens does not retract back. It makes a grinding noise. I can not take any pictures.


This is due to a jam. This camera has had many problems with the lens There has been a problem.\015\012I'm sorry but your only choice is an exchange or refund.\015\012\015\012Hope This Helps - Josh ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I took my camera to the beach, took a picture and put it back in my bag. I then took the camera back out to take another picture the lens extended but then it went back in again it went to go back out but stopped and a loud beeping noise started and a message saying lens error restart camera. I don't know how to restart the camera and if that means turning it of then on it still doesn't work. What can I do now?


If your camera went into "standby" mode, the lens retracted and you may have thought it was off. You put it into the bag and slight pressure on a button reactivated it and the lens tried to come out but may have been prevented by something in the bag ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera

Took a picture, then camera was in bag for a moment with lens open. when I tried to take another picture it was blurry, then the lens got stuck , "Lens error", kept making noises, had to take batteries out. lens wouldn't go back in.


What you're experiencing is called a lens error. 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 l ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

Grinding noise I had my cd500 fixed in November. The little piece that holds the cd in came off. They fixed that, but then when I got it back I was still getting format errors. They gave it back and told me to only use mavica discs. And since then that is what I've been doing. However I am still hearing a loud grinding noise when the picture is being burned. Do you know what it is? I am wondering if I need to take it back in.


Veja se a roldana central não está solta no eixo, cd driver ! Colar , fixar pode ser a solução se estiver patinando Grato! ... Sony Mavica MVC-CD500 Digital Camera

Lens Error My cameras battery was low but I kept taking pictures until the camera shut off by itself. The lens didn't retract all the way and now when I try to turn my camera on it makes a clicking noise like the lens wants to move but it doesn't and on the back screen it states a lens error. I am not sure how to resolve this problem I have charged the battery and taken it out. I unfortunately do not have the manual on me.


I have exactly the same problem with my camera, except there is no error message - just the screen is off (bat is full). i cant find a soultion anywhere in the manual or online. Any help on this would be much appreciated. ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

LENS ERROR my Nixon camera was working fine one moment, I was taking pictures and then after I turned it off, I went to turn it back on and it starting zooming and making the urghtt noice as it focused in and out. it does that several times and then the lens error notice shows up on the screen. then i press power and it turns off, but when i turn it back on, the same thing happpens. In the LCD display at the back the image we try to take looks like a pic in a TV with bad signal, I tried to clean


This seems to be a problem with switch and the sensor inside the camera, Some time it works on magicaly like nothing has happend, After having this problem I have to on & off the lens for 3 or 4 times and clean the lens and 3 small holes in the f ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera

Lens error My Casio ex-z60 camara lens wont fully extend.When power is turned on, a clicking noise is heard. The LCD displays what will be captured, but is is blury. Then the lens closes and a "lens error" message apears on the LCD. Sometimes a message that says "retry power on" appears. Every thing else works fine. I am able to view my pictures .but I can not take any pictures.. Thank you


This is the lens focus gears. They are either knocked out of alignment, or debris has jammed them. The good news is it can be fixed....Casio most likely won't help. Hint...google my user name. ... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera

Lens error The lens on my Sanyo VPC-E760 will not close. I was not dropped, I was using it to take a picture and turned it off, but the lens never retracted. Now when I turn it back on, it is stuck in zoom mode and give an lens error message when I try to zoom back out, then it shuts itself off. Battery is fully charged. Any suggestions?


Hey jennbrady24,\015\012 What is most likely causing the lens error is that something is obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand). I would first try removing the batteries and the memory card and waiting at le ... Digital Cameras

Jammed lens Lens jammed in the middle of taking pictures, I sell on eBay so I take a lot of pictures. All I get is "Lens error" and it will not turn off or on and you can hear the motor grinding. Your quick response would be much appreciated.


More than likely internal damage to the small gears of the lens.A repair is in order.See my other posts on this problem with lenses. ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

My camera worked fine one day, then it was in my purse. When I went to use it the light was on and the screen said there was a lens error. Everytime I try to turn it on now it makes a grinding noise and refuses to open and then closes completely with the lens error reading For no reason my camera (Nikon coolpix model S210) doesn't want to work with the term "Lens error" and lens won't come out WELL YESTERDAY MY NIKON COOLPIX s210 DIGITAL CAMERA WAS WORKING PERFECTLY FINE THEM I GOT UP TO TAKE P


\012\012try these:-\012\012\012connect it to pc and on it\012vaccum the barrel of lens\012changing mem. card and batt. for 2min. ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Relatively new canon eos 60d. Was taking multiple pictures in a group setting. Received an error that the lens and the camera were not connected well (I receive this from time to time, need to buy a newer lens). Usually, I just turn the camera off and then back on and it works fine. This time, the view through the viewfinder is very dark and it will take no pictures of any kind. Tried everything I know- no luck.


Hi,\015\012What lens exactly are you currently using? Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the lens as well as resetting the camera? ... Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera

Lens error When I switch on my Exilim Z-500, the zoom extends only half way of what it used to and there's some cracking noise as if something was blocking it. The zoom is at maximum, i.e. when I zoom in further it goes to digital zoom. But when I try to zoom out, it gives me another cracking noise, a lens error message and switches off. I can't take any pictures because the zoom setting seems to be totally messed up. The image is all blurry - at any distance. I partly disassembled the camera a


The lenses are mounted to cylinders and the outside of the front cylinders have pins mounted to them. The pins ride in little tracks that move the front one in and out. The cylinders rorate with a motor and gears. You could have damaged gears or the ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

Lens error When I try to zoom the lens, it comes up with a lens error. We just got back from a trip to the beach, where my daughter accidentally kicked up sand while she was running toward me and I had the camera ready to take her picture. When I power up the camera I can hear a gritty sound when the lens extends. I've cleaned up the rest of the camera, but don't know how to get the sand out of the lens housing.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will hav ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

I went to turn on my nikon coolpix L18 and the lens came out and it stop and it says lens error and the lens does'nt want to go back in or it wont let me take pictures cause it says lens error


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 yo ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

Olympus SP- 550 UZ , Model number Sp -550 UZ, L 08208054 UO 18x optical zoom - 28mm wide, Digital Camera DC 6V As soon as the power button is pressed, the screen lights up the lens comes out with a message "Zoom Error" and the lens immediately goes back into the camera. I can also hear light clicking sound as the lens goes back into the camera. This problem has been going on occasionally and then I could see the object to be photographed. Now for the last few days I am unable to take any pictur


... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix s220...Lens Error. Camera was dropped from like 5 inches. Immediately received the error message screen. The lens is stuck all the way out...I have tried to do some of the above and while twisting the lens slightly got it to take pictures again, I think it may have done more damage because its still makes a buzzing noise when I turn it on and there is black on a portion of the screen like the cover is partially stuck (inside the camera).


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Nikon Coolpix 2200 Digital Camera

Lens error!!!! my canon s515 is less then a year old, and i was taking pictures when the camera said it had a lens error. I restarted the camera and it stayed on the welcome thing and the lens squeaked and just went back and forth. HELP!!!!!!!!


When i turn on my camera the lens comes out ,then goes back in saying theres a lens error.it tells me to restart my camera but im not sure how too. is it just turning it back on ,or is there a reset button? ... Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

Lens error lens is sticking out wont go back, can't take pictures lens error message displayed


This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... HP Photosmart 612 Digital Camera

Lens error My casio exs500 is making a grinding noise when the lens comes out or zooms in or out. The picture on the display is also usually very blurry. It usually shuts itself off and says "lens error"


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

Has always worked fine, til just now. took a photo, went to put onto ebay and opened picture using windows picture and fax viewer. not happy with photo,switched off, removed camera from cradle (link to pc) and tried to take another photo, but when i switched the camera on i had an error message stating 'focus error' and when i tried to switch it off the zoom lens remained extended and will not go back into tne camera. I have read the manual and tried removing and replacing the battery, but this


For your information the computer has nothing to do with the focus error!!!!the error appears as a message due to either of these reasons.\015\012\015\012you have dropped down the cam.remember even a small drop may ca ... Fuji FinePix F410 Digital Camera

Lens error umm my teacher dropd my camera in my bag and now it makes funny noises and then it says lens error nad it doesnt let me take aa picture then it will turn off


Take a look at this tip. ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Lens Error I dropped my camera and now when i try to take pictures the camera says Lens Error and makes a clicking noise. it also says to restart the power, but when i do, nothing happens..HELP! ASAP!


What do you do if it's a lens error? ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

Zoom Error While taking a picture of my daughter at Disneyland, I accidently dropped my camera, while in picture mode. It must have been about a 3 foot fall. It landed on the extended lense causing it to disalign itself. I attempted to push lens back into it's proper alignment. Now that I turn on the camera, I automatically get a "Zoom Error" fault in the LCD screen. Is it possible for me to fix it or what do you suggest? Thank you for your time and efforts..... Sincerely Alex Z.


Lens unit has to come out to see whether the problem can be sorted out without spares going in. But unfortunately you have to go from the back on this model which means disconnecting and removing all 3 pc boards and the LCD screen and then loosening ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

I have a fujifilm and took it on holiday with me in july this year, half way through the week an error came up saying 'zoom error' and the zoom lens goes straight back in after it comes out! this meant that i couldnt take any pictures. After a while it started working again and the error seemed to have disappeared! however this error has returned and it has been like this for nearly a week now and won't fix, is there a cheap and eays way to get it fixed as i dont have a lot of money and the came


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\012\012\012\012\01 ... Fuji FinePix Z2 Digital Camera

On my Fuji s2000hd I have a zoom error, the screen is black and I can't take pictures. The lens will not zoom out. I believe that my husband put the lens cap back on before the lens had gone all the way in when he turned it off but I am not positive that is the problem. The lens seem centered and there doesn't appear to be anything blocking it from coming out. Is there a way to fix this?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a p ... Fuji FinePix S2000hd Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3363 seconds