Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera ?

My lens for my canon powershot SD550 is stuck open.when switching the camera power on E18 appears on the screen in the bottom left corner.


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The E18 error is 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.
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\015\012Here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 40% of lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty they're worth a try.
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