Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital Camera ?
Camera shuts off after E18 error code
\015 Canon powershot SD300 ditigal ELPH \015\012\015\012when the camera is turned on, it powers on then beeps and shows E18 on the screen and then makes a grinding noise and shuts off with lens still sticking out\015
You have most likely dropped the camera or banged it against something while the lens was out. This situation causes the brass pinion gear to shear teeth off the plastic ring gear on the Inner Lens Housing. It may also cause the guide pins to jump their track.\015\012If this is the case the repair bill usually exceeds the value of the camera and you are probably better off selling it for parts on eBay and getting a new higher resolution camera.
I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's \015\012the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take \015\012apart and fix the camera's lens error. \015\012http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/
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