Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera ?

Camera powered on, lenses extended, then got an E18 error message. Won't take pics, lenses won't retract. Tried charging battery, no difference. Powers up, powers off, that's it.


Answers :

Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend.

There is a step-by-step tutorial (with pictures) for fixing this yourself on this website, which is too long to re-post here.

You can also try tapping the USB port lightly against a hard surface, and using compressed air to blow out the area between the camera body and the lens turret.

If you can't fix it yourself and decide to send the camera back for repair, be warned that Canon has horrible customer support and response time. You might want to consider replacing the camera instead.
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