Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S30 Digital Camera ?

The code e18 comes up - Canon PowerShot S30 Digital Camera


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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\012Here's 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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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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The code e18 comes up - Canon PowerShot S30 Digital Camera


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Canon has announced a problem with some of the CCDs used in its digital cameras and camcorders which causes images not to appear or appear distorted. This is due to a malfunction that means the wiring in the CCDs may come undone if exposed to high temperature or high humidity. The affected cameras are the PowerShot A60, PowerShot A70, PowerShot A75, PowerShot A300, PowerShot A310, Digital IXUS V3, Digital IXUS II, Digital IXUS IIs. Canon advises anyone experiencing these problems to contact them


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If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do\015\012is to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon should\015\012fix it for free.\015\012\015\012If your camera is out of warranty, or i ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera

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This site has tips on how to fix it, and where to send it if you can't get it to work. http://www.e18error.com/posts/index.php ... Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital Camera

Canon Powershot SD450 E18 problem: The camera lense would not open and reported error code E18 on power-up and then would shut down. I followed a procedure on the web for this issue and got the camera lens to open and it was working (able to take pictures for about a minute). When I powered down, the lense did not completely retract. I tried re-powering on but nothing happened. The camera is not getting any power. I figured the battery died so I re-charged it. I put the fully charged batt


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I have a Canon PowerShot SD790 IS. The camera turns on, the lens comes out and that's it. Then it shuts down and the code E16 shows up. Can't seem to find anything on that code that tells me what the problem is. The cameras only 18 months old. Can you help me?


The error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly\015\012extending or retracting such as, f ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

The lens on my canon digital camera will not close...i am unable to take apicture and do not know the reason for this...when my camera is put on the object is not clear and in few seconds the screen is blank..i dont know what to do..please help...i have the canon powershot sd550 and the problem that appears is the E18...please help


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Hello, I have a digital camera CANON PowerShot SD790 IS IXUS 9015. The lens started to come out as I turned the camera on and nothing was blocking the camera when doing so. But, suddenly it stopped and the lens is stuck and I can't get the camera to work. Please help. Thank you!!! Kristina.


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\012Hello there,\012\012The E18 error is related to the LENS not able to retract fully. If it is still under warranty, I would advise you bring it to the nearest service center. This is to avoid further damages. Otherwise, you can try a f ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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HI,\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012You damaged the camera when you dropped it...and there's not much you\015\012can do if it's a permanent lens error (E18), other than buying a new\015\012camera.\015\012\015\012\015\ ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Powers off my canon powershot sd600 digital camera keeps powering off after about 30 seconds. I have gotten a new battery and that didn't help. On the left hand side before it shuts down it has the letter and numbers E18 on the bottom. The zoom lens is also sticking out and will not retract. There are no error messages on the camera at all. If anyone has a solution please let me know. Thanks!


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