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

My Canon SD450 camera lens will not retract.

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Canon Powershot SD450 E18 problem: The camera lense would not open and reported error code E18 on power-up and then would shut down. I followed a procedure on the web for this issue and got the camera lens to open and it was working (able to take pictures for about a minute). When I powered down, the lense did not completely retract. I tried re-powering on but nothing happened. The camera is not getting any power. I figured the battery died so I re-charged it. I put the fully charged batt


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My canon camera Ixus 8515 has an error when turning on (after some 'stuck' noises) that reads 'lens error, restart camera'. The lens is not retracting. The camera has not been dropped. Was working fine one minute, then camera appeared out of focus the next. When I turned camera off then on again, error appeared. Lens won't go back in. Have not tried forcing it as yet.


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Was shooting with Canon PowerShot S3 IS and the lens won't retract,screen says lens error,restart camera. I have restarted camera, changed batteries etc... still nothing. You can hear a clicking sound like something should be happening, but it won't retract.


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I have a canon ixus 900Ti. I turned it on yesterday and the lens came out as normal. when i went to take a pic the camera shut off but the lense never retracted. when i turned the camera back on the splash screen came on, followed by a series of beeps and then and error message saying "lens error, restart camera". restarting has not solved the problem. its like the lens is stuck out. hope you can help Regards Liam


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My Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has a lens that is stuck in the extended position. I get a screen that says lens error, restart camera, but when I try to connect to the software, I get a screen on the computer telling me the computer cannot detect the camera. Battery is freshly charged, and I get the little yellow bird picture on the camera when I turn it on. It beeps about 4 times, and then turns off. Is there a safe way to get the lens to retract?


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Each attempt I ensue to power on my camera and error displays on the screen saying "Lens error, restart camera". How do I do this for it to be successful? The Lens will not retract and is somehow stuck, what am I doing wrong with the item. It is an A480 Canon camera.


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