Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Lens does not retract or show an image. D18 is shown on viewfider. everything ese works


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Lens errors (believe "E18" is showing on your viewfinder) 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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Lens does not retract or show an image. D18 is shown on viewfider. everything ese works


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