Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD200 / IXUS 30 Digital Camera ?

Lens stays out

\015 Upon power-down, lens fully retracts but then comes back out, ending in E18.\015\012Same upon power-up, lens fully retracts, then comes back out, again ending in E18.\015\012Opened camera as far as i could, blew in to dislodge possible dust, no change.\015\012Is it worth removing lens (how?) and cleaning motor/gears (how?)? (I have / am comfortable with tiny tools).\015

Answers :

E18 is lens error. When the lens will not retract and camera is not functional (no picture on\015\012display, and does not shoot) , and you already tried replacing\015\012batteries with a new fresh set (ensure please) , and then restarting\015\012camera with no memory card inside, then camera is faulty.
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\015\012Try an\015\012easy fix by pushing gently the lens (do not force them, just help them)\015\012while you turn off camera at same time. Try also switching the mode\015\012selector.
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\015\012If still no luck , then the camera must be disassembled to fix the problem.
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\015\012Possible reasons are :
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  • Faulty lens mechanism or jammed lens (camera usually turns off by itself in this case)
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  • Main board faulty.
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  • Ribbon cable to main board broken or connector defective.
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  • If there is no power at all it is the connector from batteries to main board, this is also a ribbon cable.
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\015\012If the camera is less than one year old will be replaced by manufacturer.
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\015\012If your warranty is expired you can get an estimate for repair from\015\012manufacturer, or from a third party like Advance Camera here :Advance Camera Repair you can book the repair online.
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