Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
Error 18 Lens retraction problem
\015 I have the same problem. The lens does not retract. I cannot take pictures, and the E18 error message is displayed. Is there a solution to this problem ?\015
The lens mech has been damaged (likely by being dropped or bumped). If it is not VISIBLY crooked or twisted, odds are that you have a broken gear or other internal. The only fix is a new lens assembly, which tends to be rather expensive ($80-$200), just for the part.
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