Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?

Shutter will not release. I am getting a message in the lower left corner of lcd "e18"


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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 are 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.
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Shutter will not release. I am getting a message in the lower left corner of lcd "e18"


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