Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

I get Error E18 when I try to turn on my canon powershot


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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\012Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, or if repair costs close to the value of the camera, they're worth a try.
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I get Error E18 when I try to turn on my canon powershot


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My Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has a lens that is stuck in the extended position. I get a screen that says lens error, restart camera, but when I try to connect to the software, I get a screen on the computer telling me the computer cannot detect the camera. Battery is freshly charged, and I get the little yellow bird picture on the camera when I turn it on. It beeps about 4 times, and then turns off. Is there a safe way to get the lens to retract?


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I have a powershot a80. When I turn it on I get an E18 error code in the window. The lens makes a clicking noise like it's trying to open and it doesn't open.


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Canon A640/A630 I am trying to download my pictures to my computer. I have completed this task since 07/07. For some reason I cannot get my pics off because of this 'communication error" I even tried it on another computer. Batteries are charged, and I can pull pics off the memory disc to PRINT, but not to download?? Please help me I have a Canon Powershot A560 and I am tired of getting this communication error message. I would like to download the pictures to the mac as soon as possible, but e


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I have Canon Powershot SX100 IS and a 8GB memory card. Recently when I was attending my friend celebration I recorded a video. The video is about 23 minutes in duration and a 2,3GB in size. After when I tryed to download the video from camera to my computer, I get a error. The downloaded video is 0KB in size and can't open. I tryed on some other computers and the same thing occures, I get a error. What should I do?


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Troubleshooting problems I have a canon powershot s60. I tried to take a picture earlier and the screen is completely white. The camera turns on, the battery is fully charged and there is nothing wrong with the digital card. THe camera wasn't dropped nor did it get wet. I keep trying to turn it off and on, but all I get is a white screen. No images. But there are 900 images on the camera card and i just used it this morning. Please help. Thanks, Shannon


Take a picture with the camera and download it. If the pictures also shows up white then this probably is a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's w ... Canon PowerShot S60 Digital Camera

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I have a canon powershot s5o, and the other day i turned it on,was going to take a photo and appeared E18. it turned off but the lense of the camera did not go inside the hole and cannot close it.. i try to turn it on and appears the first image,and immediately whites stripes on the blackground. and try again and the same. the lense is stuck there i cannot close the thing that covers the lense


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When putting a Lexar Multi-Use 16 GB SDHC memory card in my Canon Powershot A540 I get Memory Card Error message as well Card Locked message. Have tried unlocking it by the slide on side of card, is t


It's a lost cause. The A540 works with SD cards. While SDHC cards will fit into the slot, they are electronically incompatible and will not work in devices not designed for them. You need to stay with SD cards, 2GB and smaller. ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

My canon powershot sd1000 has a "lens error, retart camera" when I turn it on.. then it beeps a few times and turns off. Is it worth sending it somewhere to get fixed or would be just be more cost effective to get a new one?


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I keep getting a memory card error for my Canon Powershot SX20. I tried a 4 and an 8 GB card and keep getting error message. Also made sure the lock was off. Any ideas? It's a brand new camera. Thanks.


Have you tried wiping your memory cards completely? The formatting may have gotten messed up somehow so the camera can't recognize them. I would also check the contacts on both the camera and the cards to make sure they are free of dust. It could als ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

Just purchased an powershot SX1 IS. I took one photo, zoomed in on it to see how clear the zoom was once taken a photo. THen it switched itself of with the lens still out. Now when turning it on it has a black screen and say lens error...restart camera. I have tried holding func. when turning on the camera and the time comes up on the screen. But as soon as I let go of func I get the error msg.


Hello if you just purchased this unit Then i advise you to take it back, this sounds like a system control issue or main board problem. Holding the function key while turning is factory reset, if this is not working right them the camera has a bad sy ... Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera

My Canon Powershot A560 memory card is locked and it is the camera doing it not the memory stick.And there is nothing in the manual about how to fix it. When I turn on my camera I get an error message"memory card error" then when i press to view pictures it says the memory card is locked and turns itself off. I have had this camera for some time and have never had issues uploading pictures onto my computer or with the memory card.I really would rather not lose the pictures that are on the camer


Remove the memory card from the camera. Note that there is a small slide switch on one of the long edges of the card. Slide the switch to unlock or lock the card. ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

E18 error on canon digital camera s200 powershot dropped it and now the lens is stuck halfway out/in The lens will not open, it was not dropped. I get e18 error.


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I have a Canon Powershot Digital camera just over 1 year and we turned it on the screen is all black now(started out 1/2 black-it flashes but no picture is taken- all settings are as they have been since we bought this camera from BestBuy. This is the 2nd Canon Powershot we bought in the past 3 1/2 years & it will be the last one. Can you tell me what I can try to get this fixed? Thank you. Karen from NC


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Canon A400 Hi, I have the above camera (canon power shot A400) and have just solved the E18 error by tapping the plastic A/V out cover - THANK YOU ! However, now, although the camera turns on, lense extends and I get full working order - after a few minutes I get the message 'Change batteriers'. and the camera dies. I have now put in several new batteries (including the little(cr1220) but the same message keeps coming up and the screen and the whole thing dies after a few seconds. Is this a furt


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My canon powershot a95 display screen does not show an image when I am trying to take a picture. The image that is displayed is black with white lines and varies in the amount of black and white. No matter what setting I turn to, I can not get the image to appear. It had been working fine till a couple of days ago. It has not been dropped. I get the same result when trying to view a picture of a card. Is there any way to reset the camera?


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Negative effect. I've had my Canon Powershot S3 1S for over a year now. The other day I was taking pictures and it was working fine. I turn it off and set it down. I come back later, turn it on again and the screen shows has white lines that keep flicking over it. I turn it off and take the batteries out. Later I put the batteries back in, turn it on, and find that it is in negative effect. I'm pretty sure that my camera can't do this naturally and I've tried everything to see if I could get it


Have you tried resetting it to factory settings. if no please do it.(refer manual)but if yes please contact us again ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Hello, I have a Canon powershot SX100 IS, and everytime i turn it on it beeps and says on the screen "lens error, restart camera". I have tried tapping it, shaking it a bit. turning on and off. Put in new batteries, taking memory card in and out. Turning it on at different angles. Connecting to the computer. But nothing is working, it wont even let me look at the photos when i press the play button, and that doesnt even require opening the lens! please help! thankyou.


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Help! Hi! I have a canon powershot S45 digital camera, when i turn it on, I get the canon screen and then it goes straight to a black screen and on the bottom left hand side it says E18...what do i do?


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Error E18 When I first turn on my Canon Digital A520 I get an E18 message and my Camera goes off.


It is a flaw well know by users of Canon Powershot and Ixus cameras and\015\012is currently not acknowledged by Canon as a flaw in camera design. \015\012\011\011HOW IT ALL WORKS: Canon E18 error\015\012happens wh ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
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