Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital Camera ?

IXUS II The bproblem is that when the camera is turned on there is a whirling sound as if the lens wants to move, then after a few seconds there is a beep and the notation E18 in the bottom left corner. The camera then turns off with the lens out.


Answers :

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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IXUS II The bproblem is that when the camera is turned on there is a whirling sound as if the lens wants to move, then after a few seconds there is a beep and the notation E18 in the bottom left corner. The camera then turns off with the lens out.


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\012BU ... Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital Camera

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