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

Hi! We have 10 year's old Canon PowerShotS50. Today I got E18, lens would not open or retract. I've tried all the methods on http://www.e18error.com/repair.html , no help. Than I followed one by one the methods posted on this page - and suddenly 'smacking' the camera while turning on (Golem's comment) worked for me! Many thanks to everybody for your help, saves money and time. J.

Answers :

\012Hello there,\012
\012The E18 error is related to the LENS not able to retract fully. If it is still under warranty, I would advise you bring it to the nearest service center. This is to avoid further damages. Otherwise, you can try a few things below.\012
\012There are a couple of things you can do. \012
\0121. Turn it on and then off. Spray canned air around the lens.\012
\012If trick 1 will not work out, try this.\012
\0122. Make sure the battery is fully charged. Turn on the camera and then give it a couple of firm whacks on the side. Make sure nothing is blocking the lens and wait for it to fully retract. \012
\012Let me know how it goes.
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