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

Lens will not open/extend. Lens error message, but no E18


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Due to the tight tolerances inside the lense mechanism - small bits of sand or lint may become trapped in the mechanics.
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\015\012It is advised to take the camera to a camera repair shop and have it disassembled and cleaned.
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\015\012There are many small parts and intricacies that will render it totally useless if not done properly.
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