Having problems with your Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital Camera ?

E18-lens stuck out-not fully out-won't budgein or out any further

\015 Tried taping, blowing, dismantling, looking at "pins" EVERYTHING!! being an amatuer when taking a part dont know whaT TO LOOK for, when turing dont know whether its good or not, PLEASE tell me there's an EASY method. reset button?? it does the whole beep beep beep then E18 then turns off. i did get impacted-lol-i dropped it while taking a picture.that night a little tipsy tried pushing it back it and now its stuck in and out-PLEEEEEEEEEEASE help me!! [email protected] \015

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Lens errors are 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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try. As you've dropped it, you might need to start with Fix #7:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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E18-lens stuck out-not fully out-won't budgein or out any further


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