Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S300 / IXUS 300 Digital Camera ?

E18 I used my Camera on the beach this weekend. Now the lens will not move and it reads E18 on the screen. I am thinking sand might have started this problem. Thank you for your time Straw


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The E18 error is 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.
\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it short of sending it in for costly repair. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:
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The "E18" error code indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover and it's make sense that the reason for it is sand.\015\012Try to clean lens area using air pressure. \015\012In case it will not help, you should send the camera to the appropriate factory service center for correction of the error.\015\012Following the repair cost you should decide, whether it worth it
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