Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Camera does not power on. I get three beeps,

\015 Camera does not power on. I get three beeps, display goes black and I get an E18 error code on black screen before it shuts down completly. What is the problem?\015

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Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) 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 ...
\015\012Here 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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