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I can believe this worked. Thanks! the E18 displayed on the LCD is an error code which means the zoom lens is stuck or obstructed when trying to extend. Then I read this post about "forcing" the lens with a kitchen tool. Source

Then determine if you want to have it repaired.If you decide to not have it repaired, you have little to lose by doing a little pushing and twisting.Read this entire thread If you decide to go ahead with it, please read how to avoid danger of severe electrical shock. REPAIR TECHNIQUE 1) Turn of the camera, remove the batteries, wait for a few minutes. Don't insert the paper too deep, you could accidentally dislodge some of the components.

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Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thanks so much! Repeat the procedure until the lens extends all the way. We tried the repair methods listed here on Canon cameras, however, you can use our repair instructions to repair lens error on any camera, regardless of the manufacturer.

It really need a heavy hand, but it worked like a dream. I was pricing new cameras and came across this info. However, many manufacturers will refuse claiming that you dropped the camera, or that lens particles inside the lens mechanism are not included in warranty. Canon Powershot S600 I am only twelve, and it worked great.🙂 Thank u sooo much.

Place a pair of new batteries inside the camera and turn it on. Canon Powershot S500 Manual Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. After reading about the poor service from Canon and the thought of paying $150 for repair this was a super cool treat. REPAIR TECHNIQUE 5) Place the camera on its back, pointing up.

It seemed to resolve itself after 4 months of non-use, so I was back to being picture happy. 3 months after that - kaput again. Canon Lens Error Repair It worked perfectly, and before I put it together, I read through all the comments and figured out how to line up the little thingies in order to put it back You'll probably notice that the gap is NOT EVEN all the way around. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place.

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Keep it continue. After 10 minutes I fixed the problem and now have a new camera. Canon Powershot S500 Battery my little sister finally graduated with her phd and i wanted to use the picture in this post as part of her celebration collage.Reply Hide Replies ∧Alex Tran7 years 16 days Canon Powershot S500 Digital Elph I had the same problem and followed your instructions and it fixed everything!

You can increase the intensity, but if you do it too strongly, you could possibly disconnect or damage some of the componenets inside the camera. this contact form I'm thrilled !🙂 Reply Al says: December 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm WORKED! Apparently, it took a 3 inch nose dive off the mini-tripod onto a moderately soft surface, so that's how sensitive these things are.Boy, do I miss my old Fuji Finepix, which Thanks. Canon Powershot S550

Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest No comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Lazada Enter the characters you see below Sorry, Do so with both sections of the lens. http://completeprogrammer.net/canon-powershot/canon-powershot-a85-error-e18.html Search for: Search Flickr: willwm More Photos Top Posts & Pages C# Corner: How to get distinct rows from a DataSet or DataTable Base64 Valid Character Set [g++] warning: deprecated conversion

Take care. Lens Error Canon S100 If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Any more ideas??

My son bought extended warranty, so his will go back, but mine is out of warranty, and will be replaced.

Reading mode: Light Dark Login | Register NewsReviewsArticlesBuying GuideSample ImagesVideosCamerasLensesPhonesPrintersForumsGalleriesChallenges Forum indexCanon PowerShot TalkChange forum PowerShot S500 E18 error & disassembly Started Jun 1, 2008 | Discussions thread Shop cameras & Awesome info! Turn off the camera. Canon S110 Lens Error Fix This is what the camera should look like as you remove the plates: Now, looking from the top of the camera, you should see a small motor on the left side,

PLUS - I feel like the "man" for having done this myself. and yes, your guide was very helpful. Tapping helps the sand particles dislodge and fall out. http://completeprogrammer.net/canon-powershot/canon-powershot-a95-e18-error.html Here's a quote from their site that I saved in another blog post before the site was taken down: HOW IT ALL WORKS: Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets

Post a reply Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Canon E18 Error The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. I resorted to tugging on the lens,as gently as possible, and it extended after a little prodding.Here is the kicker...we are scheduled to have our first child tomorrow and we would They've both received decent reviews from Consumer Reports, but there's no mention of any E18 problems in their reviews. So finally I resort to this message board, try the rotating lens & whacking "techniques" to no avail.

I googled the problem and saw your fix. Reply dennis says: August 10, 2009 at 6:26 am cool man you saved the day!! Even for someone like me who is mechanically adept.Then I found your CNET thread. I finally got it 3rd try.

Then she would be far less excited to take her camera into a soil pit. Thank you. Reply willwm says: March 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm @Eddie D.