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

Unusable When I turn the camera on, it makes warning type noises that I've never heard it do before, and then displays the code E18 on a black screen in the lower left hand corner.



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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
This is a hardware problem common with many Canon cameras. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to fix this. Canon can fix it for you, but they charge more to fix it than it would probably cost to replace the camera.\015\012\015\012There are entire sites dedicated to those who've had this error, but there is no way to fix it short of sending it in to Canon. One such site is here:\015\012\015\012http://e18.bitnet.cx/comments.php
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Unusable When I turn the camera on, it makes warning type noises that I've never heard it do before, and then displays the code E18 on a black screen in the lower left hand corner.


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