Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera ?

E18 power on, beeps, e18 on black screen, power goes off. What's up?



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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. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:
\015\012http://www.e18error.com/repair.html
\015\012If you're really adventurous, you can go inside. But only try this as an absolute last resort, on an expired warranty camera, and after several repeated tries of all of the above solutions with no luck. Make sure you also Google flash capacitor shock before opening your camera:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/10/other-disassembly-guides.html
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/10/other-disassembly-guides.html
Error code e18 means that the focus motor gears a jammed, dirt or grain of sand in them.\015\012you can try to fix it by gently banging the camera on somthing soft, their are also instructions on web on how to disasemble and fix this fault.\015\012BUT unless you have some skills, the right tools and conditions i would not attempt it. leave it to the experts
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E18 power on, beeps, e18 on black screen, power goes off. What's up?


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E18 First the LCD screen showed a blur of colors. Now when in the review mode, it only goes to black, with a buzzing sound followed about 5 beeps then an E18 message. Haven't dropped it, immersed in water or anything unordinary.


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I have a Canon PowerShot A400 digital camera. when I turn the camera on, it acts like it is going to turn on, then it starts beeping and the screen goes black. It has the message E18 in the lower left corner of the screen. I changed the batteries, but it is still doing it.


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My camera was dropped and now when i turn it on it beeps and then the screen goes black and says e18. i would like to take it apart since i have nothing to lose. do you have anything that shows how to do that?


E18 error refers to a lens error .Try checking if any dust got on the lens barrel if not check with the Canon dealer for a replacement as this is might be a factory fault ... Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

Power shot, refuses to completely turn on, the screen is black expect for 'E18' in the bottom right corner, 4 beeps, then the system turns off. What is happening?


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A95 Trouble My camera will not turn on. If i press the on/off button the little green light goes on, the lens starts to extend out, then a beeping noise sounds and it shuts off. On the screen, its black and a tiny code is displayed on the bottom that says "E18"


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. ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

E18 my canon powershot A150, got the whole E18 problem, it turns on with the blue canon screen, but then two seconds after it turns into a faded black with E18 in the bottom left hand corner. i seriously dont know whats wrong, and it hasnt even been a year since i got the camera, is there any way i can fix this problem? because at the moment buying a camera, my parents would not be too pleased :| it turns on with blue screen then it goes black and it says e18


E18 is the canon fault number for lens error. Is the lens stuck out? does it click when the camera is switched on? Try lightly tapping the lens on a hard surface. This sometimes resets the lens. If all this fails take it to bits! (but watch the flash ... Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

When I try to zoom, screen goes black and "E18" appears in bottom corner


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Black Screen The camera was never dropped. And, it worked perfectly just 1/2 hour before the problem occurred. Turn it on, Canon logo shows up, then black screen with 2 beeping noises, the screen says E18 and the camera shuts off by itself. Please let me know what the problem is. I am very frustrated about this!!! Many thanks.


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I have a sony cybershot, model DSC-W55. when i press the power on button, the camera does not turn on as it usualy does. instead, i get a black screen with the word Access on it. (also, when i turn the camera on, the lenses keep going in and out more frequently than before.) so the screen Access screen is just there right now, but when i click buttons like menu or display it makes beeping noises and it says 'press power on and off again '. i can still view the pictures i've taken but can't seem


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I own a canon s2 is power shot. Symptoms began with the digital zoom beeping and the screen going blank when invoked to draw an image closer. After a periood of time of avoiding the zoom, the camera lense stuck inside and gave an e18 message when beeping. I could still survey old pics but can't take new pics as the screen is blank and the lense won't come out. The warranty expired 10 months ago, I've tried forced air, changing batteries and mem card and pressing on the lense. The lense is off to


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Memory Card In - Screen Goes Black & Camera Power Lost


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