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Troubleshooting Guide

Find the Problem and Fixing It

Problem

Power does not turn

1) The battery is not oriented correctly.

on.

2) The battery is dead.

Camera suddenly

1) Auto Power Off activated (page 45).

powers down.

2) The battery is dead.

Image is not

1) Camera is in the PLAY mode.

recorded when the

2) Flash is charging.

shutter button is

3) Memory is full.

pressed.

Auto Focus does not

1) The lens is dirty.

focus properly

2) The subject is not in the center of the focus frame

when you casio ex-s100 lens error the image.

3) The stream write error sql you are shooting is a type that is not

compatible with Auto Focus.

4) You are moving the camera when shooting.

5) You are pressing the shutter button all the way without

half-pressing.

Possible Causes

Power Supply

Image Recording

Action

1) Orient the battery correctly (page 37).

2) Charge the battery (page 37). If the battery goes dead

soon after being charged, it means the battery has

reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced.

Purchase a separately available NP rechargeable

lithium ion battery.

1) Turn power back on.

2) Charge the battery (page 37).

1) Press [

] (REC) to enter the REC mode.

2) Wait until the flash finishes charging.

3) Transfer images your computer, delete images you no

longer need, or use a different memory card.

1) Clean the lens.

2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus frame

when composing the image.

3) Use manual focus (page ).

4) Mount the camera on a tripod.

5) Half-press the shutter button and allow enough time for

Auto Focus to focus.

APPENDIX

out of 5 starsThis holiday season's coolest digicam

Reviewed in the United States on November 23,

The new Casio Exilim EX-S continues the company's tradition of making super-thin, credit card-sized digital cameras, only this time it has a retractable 3x optical zoom which is just amazing to watch as it comes out and goes in. Supposedly Casio engineers had to invent a new kind of ceramic lens to make it fit inside the EX-S's thin (~") body. It weighs less than 5 oz. even with its proprietary LiIon battery.

The image quality on this camera is typical of consumer-grade, cmopact digital cameras, which is to say it's acceptable for everyday shots. The first reviewer had a good point that this camera is perfect as a second digital camera; I think it's good to have a more powerful camera that gives you more controls and more pixels if you want to do any semi-serious photography (e.g., travel photography). The EX-S is perfect for carrying around and snapping pictures in the park, on the street, or at a party. Its relatively fast recycle time also makes it easy to use when you are in the mood for candid shots, plus the X optical zoom helps pull things closer. (The optical zoom is important here since its 3MP resolution does not allow for a lot of cropping.)

The LCD screen on the back is big and bright but the resolution could be better. This means the image on the LCD is a bit coarse. This sucks because this camera doesn't have an optical viewfinder.

This last point raise an important performance issue: because the camera is light and doesn't have a viewfinder, when you compose your shot through the LCD, be sure to hold the camera very steady! Don't pinch it hard. Just relax but keep your arms, wrists and hands steady. Press the casio ex-s100 lens error after you insale and as you hold you breath, casio ex-s100 lens error. Learn to use your thumbs to counter-act the downward force from the press-down on the shutter. This simple tip should steer you clear of lots of blurry pictures after you practice, casio ex-s100 lens error. :)

This camera is definitely the hottest digital camera this holiday season, hence the price premium for a 3MP shooter. Is 3MP enough? I think it is for most everyday situations. If you plan to crop a lot later on and still want gorgeous 6x4" or larger prints, you should consider a 4MP or 5MP camera. But I bet 95% of us consumers don't crop 95+% of the time, and this Exilim is really to be used as a point-and-shoot, casio ex-s100 lens error, so the 3MP is not a real issue. As I mentioned, the overall picture quality of this "card cam" (I think that's what Casio's calling them now) is pretty good, better than 3MP digital cameras from just a couple years ago.

So, if you want an impressive second digital camera or just want a thin and small and stylish camera for everyday photography, the Exilim deserves a serious look.

How to mend a compact camera with a stuck lens

In the years since they became affordable and widely available, digital compact cameras have changed photography. But they are not as reliable as analogue cameras – there’s much more that can go wrong. Probably the most common fault is a stuck retractable lens. Here are a few simple tricks worth trying.

No-tools solutions

Usually a stuck lens is caused by dirt getting into the gap between the lens barrel sections. The simplest thing to try is a freshly recharged battery, which might just have the power to overcome the resistance. Plugging in an AV cable sometimes blanks the screen, leaving just a bit more battery power for the lens.

If the lens is stuck partially or fully extended, try gently pulling or pushing the lens barrel as the camera tries to extend or retract it. Usually, a middle section rotates as the lens extends, and you can try gently “helping” it. If the lens won’t extend at all, try shaking it out by knocking the front of the camera against your cupped hand as you turn it on.

Lens barrel cleaning

You will need:
A piece of paper
A vacuum cleaner
A pencil

The next stage is to try to remove any dirt from between the lens barrel sections. Slip a corner of a piece of good quality paper into the gap and gently move it around the circumference of the lens. Check the paper often for fraying. If there’s a rubber gasket between the camera body and the outer barrel, never force anything under it.

Now apply a vacuum cleaner crevice tool to the barrel, aiming to apply the greatest possible suction to the gaps you slipped the paper into. Keep clear of the lens cover on the front of the lens unless it’s fully open as the suction could be sufficient to damage it.

Tapping the lens barrel with a pencil while holding the camera face down can sometimes dislodge a sand particle.

Alternate the paper and vacuum a number of times before giving up. And while you have the vacuum cleaner out, clear all the dust from inside your camera case – it could be what caused the problem in the first place.

More radical measures

With care and patience, disassembling the camera is simpler than you might imagine, given the many guides and videos available online. Just make a careful note of which screws came from where, take care disconnecting ribbon cables, and if the camera has been switched on recently, take great care around the components near the casio ex-s100 lens error as they may hold a residual charge which could give apb reloaded. installation error a nasty shock. If the simple solutions didn’t work, fitting an entire replacement lens assembly (try eBay) may not be that hard, but disassembling the lens may be considerably more challenging.

Philip Le Riche is a volunteer with The Restart Project, a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to keep their electronic goods for longer.

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Posted May 14, am

Steps 7a and b fixed my problem on my Canon Power Shot SX HS. I was removing an adhesive adapter ring for a polarized filter when I heard a loud click and my lens would no longer retract. This site save the day and a lot more. Side note: I don’t recommend using any product that has adhesive on the lens area of your camera. Too hard to remove and if not for this site it would have been very costly to repair. Thank you for this blog site!

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Posted May 6, casio ex-s100 lens error, am

Funcionó con mi Canon Powershot S70 utilizando el metodo 7, es decir golpeando con un boligrafo.
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Posted October 9, am

My lens was stuck out on my Canon S making it inoperable and stuck on the lens error whenever I'd try to start it. I tried practically everything I had read. As a last ditch try, I read on another site someone left her camera in her car over night, then after that it worked. I stuck my camera in the freezer for an hour and pulled it out and tried. Still didn't work. But when I came back after about three hours of it warming up on the table, casio ex-s100 lens error, tried to turn it on, and the lens behaved and it started right up like it should have and worked again like it should.

Not sure how long this will last, but I'm posting this, hoping it might help someone else, since this was really frustrating for me. (I also know that I didn't do anything to the camera like drop it to cause the error. I had just put it away carefully like I always do, and then next time I had started it, got the error.)

Posted April 26, pm

I did exactly as STEPHEN A BARNES did. On my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50, using repair technique 8: while holding the camera lens-facing-down, tapping firmly on the side with the USB cover (I used the plastic casio ex-s100 lens error of a medium-size screwdriver. SUCCESS!!! It took 15 seconds to fix!!! Thanks all!

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Posted March 19, am

Can you tell us more about this? I'd want to find out more details.

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Posted June 9, am

A combination of these techniques(the more hands-on, shaking / tapping / inserting paper / grabbing the lens and wiggling it, casio ex-s100 lens error, ones) resuscitated a Samsung STF that had been jammed and non-functioning for years. Many thanks!

Posted January 12, am

panasonic lumix DMC-ZS60 fixed with repair technique 8. Hold face down and tap on USB cover (HDMI). Mild tapping = no casio ex-s100 lens error. More vigorous tapping with cycling the lens in and out (power on/power off). Took longer to read the article than the fix! So Happy :)

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Posted July 28, pm

Fantastic. Fiuji Finepix Lens would not deploy - fixed with a few sharp upside down taps while holding the off/on switch.
Many thanks

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Posted July 11, am

I turned it on and at the same time tapped the corner on a table. it worked. The lens was stuck open, casio ex-s100 lens error, now ok

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Posted April 21, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

Using a Canon PowerShot A, I received an E18 error when I was in "Camera" mode as described in the "E18 Repair Guide." (The lens didn't deploy.) I used "REPAIR TECHNIQUE #2" to resolve my problem. From "Tools" of the camera's "MENU," I selected "Reset ALL". Once that was done and I moved my selector to "Camera" mode, the lens deployed -- YEA! Thank you for providing this GREAT troubleshooting technique!

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Posted February 28, pm

SX HS is junk. Dropped it. Repair is impossibly expensive. Home remedies do nothing. Disgusted.

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Posted December 1, pm

Fujifilm A - lens stuck out - was lopsided - cleaned all leans gaps, pulled & turned lens till it clicked a couple of times - working perfect now and also on zoom in and out - Thank you so much for DIY Post Very Helpful - Very Impressed - Highly Recommended :0)

Posted October 24, am

This is my 2nd Canon Powershot S2IS and just got E18ed while up in the NM mts with yellow aspens, arg!! I put in new batteries and that worked a while, casio ex-s100 lens error, I dont have any compressed air or hair drier and want to try that. I use all the methods (except air) and eventually it will work OK until I try to zoom, then it is another round of whatever till it works again. When i got home from the trip, I looked up E18 in the manual but had to google it, so thanks. gonna get some air today, cant live without a camera!!

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Posted October 20, pm

I have an Ixus HS. My wife dropped it while filming a spider! The lens retracted and wouldn't come out again, displaying a lens error. It didn't quite retract all the way in either. Then lens looked very slightly lob sided.

I manually clicked/pushed in the side that was protruding very slightly more. There was a click, then it opened when I switched it display errors php ini_set. Then after switch off, it retracted and wouldn't open any more.

I repeated the exercise and there was another click as I pushed in the lens all the way home. After that all was fine and it works well.

Thank you!

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Posted September 16, pm

IXUS Stuck lens. Moved lens gently until clicked (according your instructions) - works again. Thank you, casio ex-s100 lens error.

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Posted July 23, pm

Canon A Inserting testgenerator unmatched data error volume limit AV cable removed the E18 error.
Thank you.

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Posted June 28, pm

Lens stuck on my Canon IXUS 95 IS, casio ex-s100 lens error, two years after purchase. Canon wanted £ for repair. More than a new camera woudl have cost. Clearly in favour of polluting the planet with perfectly functional terror speedcore radio non(biodegradable objects. One down on Canon.
But THIS camera has a viewfinder, very handy for photos in bright sunlight and not a problem if you've grown up with parallax compensation. Found independent repair shop which charged £ No choice but to get it done. Three years and photos later, the SD card gets stuck inside, the "lock" on it breaks off, and neither this card nor a wholly fresh and new one won't "click" into place. But the card will still go in, and if I close the trap door gently, bingo, the camera still works. Is there a minute bit of plastic floating around inside? I"ll try a hairdryer, on a cold setting casio ex-s100 lens error May 30, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

I was getting ready to shell out ~$ for a new camera when I read the great detailed instructions on your site. I used a cable to charge my camera's battery and this fixed the problem. Thank you so much! PS My camera is a Lumix (Panasonic) DMC-ZS

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Posted February 17, pm

The lens on my Panasonic Lumix Casio ex-s100 lens error froze in the extended position after a mountaineering trip. The culprit: tiny particles of decomposed granite. Panasonic wanted $ - nearly the price of a new one - so figuring I had no downside, casio ex-s100 lens error, here's what I did:

1. Charged battery. Removed and replaced it. Removed memory card.

2. While holding the camera lens-down, I pressed a back vibrator to the, er, back of the camera. Sierra granite granules spilled forth. Tested. No go.

3. Took a dental pick and flossed around the bezel of each lens. Tested. No go.

4. Pushed, pulled, twisted, torqued. Tested. Bingo.

5. Re-inserted memory card.

Camera's working fine.

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Posted January 31, am

Thank you for repair tricks. My A70 is old "second hand" cheap camera for experiments. The lens barrel stopped moving with message E18 on the display, casio ex-s100 lens error. I tried all techniques, but problem remained.
Here is my new technique. Loose (not remove) all screws on the housing of the camera and gently twist the housing. I combined my trick with technique 9 and 10 and tried to turn on the cameraand now it works properly.
Do not forget to tighten back all screws after repair :-)

Posted December 20, pm

Canon Powershot A - Happened suddenly - Had taken a couple of pictures - no drop - no sand/dust - Lens Error - would not retract nor allow me access to menu, etc. - I tried the easy things, then held in hand and twisted lens as I turned it on - took a few times but it suddenly clicked and shut - It seems to be working fine again.

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Posted December 13, am

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Posted December 11, am

8&9 worked (canon powershot a60)- thx

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Posted December 5, am

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Posted November 18, pm

I have a Canon PowerShot SD, purchased inthat has been a wonderful camera for 12 years. Then this year, when I got a "low battery" message and tried to shut it down to change the battery: E I went on your site and tried the first 11 techniques, to no avail. Finally, casio ex-s100 lens error, following the instructions for Step 12, I removed the outer metal case and located the little dial that's at the upper left of the camera (when viewed from the back). I was able to turn it with the same "00" Phillips head screwdriver I needed to use to remove the case, but I wasn't sure which way to spin it, or how far, casio ex-s100 lens error. But on the third try, after rotating it towards casio ex-s100 lens error many times, I replaced the case, turned the camera on, and IT WORKED! I'm still amazed, but thank you so much for this resource. My SD still had a lot of great years left and I'm glad to have it back crfxfnm directx error service.

Posted September 21, am

My Lumix SZ7 developed the 'system error - focus' problem. It had not been dropped or abuse. I solved it by using the tapping camera body while lens is extending and retracting. had to do it many times but it worked and camera is back to normal.

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Posted August 21, pm

Technique 8 worked for me ( didn't). I was able to fix it by dropping it gently lens down onto a hard surface. I guess it got a particle or something out.

Posted July 12, am

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Posted April 16, pm

Thanks- ever so! Your article SAVED my camera from COSTLY repairs OR worst yet the recycling center! I thought I had a ruined - or dead camera! And soooo I am very grateful indeed. I followed all of the repair guide steps as outlined on your article sand grains dust & lens re-alignment- I heard the click SUCCESS! Just as you said the lens pins DID realigned- (now that a few sand grains & WHAT!?- a 1/2mm pebble are dislodged! YAY!- it works now! The last time I took this Nikon Coolpix Sto the beach was on a windy October day @ sunset. he left his professional photography @ home. I took my compact digitaland had NO idea this could happen! I'll be leaving my digital camera @ home on blustery days & just use my IPhone in an otter case! Saving my Nikon Coolpix for fairer weather!

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Posted March 25, am

Seems to be working fine now, think I will store it in a pouch now, was on desk gathering dust. What a great website, was about to throw it away.

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Posted March 25, am

Lens was stuck open, has been a bit noisy closing recently. Got up to method 8, tapped it on wooden desk a few times turning it on off and the lens closed. will cold hairdryer it now when I restart, Looks good though, thanks

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Posted February 28, am

I'm game to try anything but after reading how to dismantle & fix I decided to get really aggressive with hitting the Camera body on a steel bench [Fix it or Fwell you get the message]. Lo and behold, a small miracle and it rectified itself. Now I'll just do the lens blow out with my compressor and carry a second camera for a while.

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Posted January 25, am

My camera just stopped working one day and when I tried to turn it on there was a black screen saying E18 and now I realize it is a lens error - I wonder how this happened. It's an old camera so I can't replace it.

Posted December 15, am

Tapping the camera case and then trying to manually wiggle the two parts of the lens when extended. New batteries. Turning on and off etc. Taking out memory card. Then it suddenly worked again. BTW it was a cold day. I think the wiggling the lens was the main trick. Maybe the tapping ?

Posted December 12, pm

I've had 2 Canon Powershot cameras. Casio ex-s100 lens error failed due to lens errors, casio ex-s100 lens error. Because I loved the way the way the 1st took pictures in my work I got a 2nd Powershot reasoning that perhaps the first's failure was just an aberration. I took great care of both as they were used in my work. However, when I got the 2nd camera I made sure to keep it in a clean plastic bag whenever I wasn't using it or carried it to make sure the lens mechanism was kept clean. Nevertheless, it too failed due to a lens error. I checked the battery microsoft c+ + runtime error win 7 putting it on the charger and it was fully charged. As both my cameras failed for the same reason and neither was very old - perhaps a year) I believe that the lens mechanism is not robust and is the camera's primary failure mode, casio ex-s100 lens error. Unless I can fix my 2nd one, I won't get another, casio ex-s100 lens error. Can you help me?

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Posted October 24, pm

I have a Canon Powershot S I was using it to photograph Oregon beaches when the lens error occurred; so I assume I got sand in the lens. I tried nearly all of the repair techniques, replacing batteries, the AV cable, compressed air, tapping it, the slip of paper, to no avail. Error 5 getting session name you have any other recommendations. Thanks, Clare Thomas

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Posted September 18, am

#1 worked, recharged battery. This is the 2nd time I've got the lens error message, first time cleaning the lens worked. Thanks again

Posted September 13, am

#8 worked great on our Power Shot A, but it took multible hard knocks on my palm to get it working again. Thanks

Posted August 30, pm

I have a Canon Powershot S It briefly took a swim in my pocket when I fell into a jungle river in Malaysia and of course refused to work. I removed the battery and memory card and dried it off in the sun and watched with horror as beads of moisture came out of the USB sockets. It thought it was damaged beyond repair. When I was back in civilisation I recharged the battery but still no luck and then spontaneously the lens barrel shot open when I wasn't expecting it to do so and I had my hand in the way. It briefly registered a lens error message and then went blank again with the lens barrel extended. Recharging the battery made no difference so my first thought was that the battery was damaged so when I got back to the UK I ordered and installed a new battery. I got the dreaded lens error message saying that the camera would shut down which it didn't. I tried the various low level fixes and eventually gently compressed the barrel to try and even out the extension. Bingo it suddenly started behaving although it was still convinced that the memory card was faulty even when I gave it a new one until I took out the battery and the memory card and put them both back in and now it seems to be absolutely fine. I guess I may have shortened the camera's lifespan both from the original bath and fiddling around with the barrel but at 2 years old it was too old for the guarantee and too new to get rid of.

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Posted July 26, pm

I bought 2 broken Casio ex-s100 lens error G10 from ebay one E18 the other E Firstly I will say get the right screwdriver a Wiha philips # Secondly if you have an odd fault like E16 buy the service manual it only costs $4 online download. The E18 fault had the lens stuck. I stripped down the camera and then the lens. I am still struggling to get the lens together even with photos lines drawn across the parts etc. Not easy at all but it beats the rubiks cube for entertainment value. The ribbons can be sourced on ebay from china but you will have to solder the tiny connectors on and remove from original or source them new. Not all ribbons need connectors. I bought some but needed none, casio ex-s100 lens error. The E16 meant the CPU could not talk to a peripheral device after swapping all the boards I came to the conclusion and observation that the fault was indeed on the Main board and a large chip (Analog Devices) had a small burn bubble on its surface. So I used the main board from the E18 fault camera to make the E16 fault camera work. Expecting the calibrations and adjustment to all be out I was pleasantly surprised with well focused photos and a very well thought out compact camera for manual control. Put it in a ebay sourced cheap underwater case and I am ready for snorkeling in Turkey, casio ex-s100 lens error.

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Posted July 18, am

I was just reading your posts with my "broken" s when accidentally i've pressed the lens and fixed it! The lens was like 1mm out and the protective blades almost closed, so it was so easy. I can heard a "clack" from the interior and now my camera work again. Inbeliable! In some way Thanks!

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Posted July 10, pm

Canon Powershot A Tried new batteries, then removing memory card. Tried wiggling and pushing on the lens.

Finally, banged the camera firmly down on the desk 5 or 6 times. (just the right of firmness)

Turned it back on, thelens recovered and camera now working.

Posted July 4, am

Have canon IXUSwhich was dropped by one of the children. Used your technique #11 of forcing the last barrel where the gap was the largest until the click was heard. It needed quite a strong force though. It is now working fine.

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Posted June 20, pm

I got a lens error on my Canon G I dropped it about a month ago which was when I first got a lens error. It started working fine but then I got the lens error again and it wouldn't restart no matter what I tried.

I wound up going to the local store I'd bought it from and they recommended me to a place online that repairs these. Casio ex-s100 lens error had it fixed and just got it back on saturday. It's like a new camera again, works like new.

This is the place I used: sprers.eu

It was $89 for parts and labor and they cleaned the heck out of the camera and all of the other services they do with their service deal.

Great service, thought to recommend them to those that need help with this. All they'll work on are Canon's. Highly recommend them. All the best to everyone going through this. Where is Canon to step in and help. Obviously theres a problem with these cameras there making.

Posted June 20, am

My Canon G11 disconnects every casio ex-s100 lens error and then whithout notice and then the screen turns black with the indication E How can I repair it? Thanks

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Posted June 12, pm

Powershot S2 IS This workrd for me: Lens out when off, when turned on lens retracts, generates an E18 message then lens extends fully and camera switches off. It appeared that the position of the lens was out of sync with the motor switches. I turned the camera on the lens retracted an then I held it in the retracted position while the camera tried to extend the lens (as what happens when you inadvertently switch on with the lens cap on). Then i switched on and and the camera worked normally.

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Posted March 21, pm

#8 worked - tapping USB cover on a hard surface to get the shutter unstuck.

Posted March 11, pm

Canon ixus #7 worked, thank you

Posted February 4, am

IXUS HS Lens error, struck, up fixable. Thrown in dustbin (after all self fix efforts failed), casio ex-s100 lens error. Very annoying, as this camera has had VERY LIGHT USE, and not subject to dust, casio ex-s100 lens error, sand, etc. I feel that these modern ultra zooms are inherently poorly designed, and do not last anywhere close to a reasonable amount of cycles.

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Posted January 14, pm

Hello. Thank you so much for the instruction. My A fixed with technique # 8.

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Posted December 26, pm

CANON POWERSHOT A JUST HIT IT ON THE BOTTOM ONCE OR TWICE THEN TURN IT ON, REPEAT UNTIL IT WORKS. WORKED FOR ME IN 2 MINUTES.

Posted December 20, pm

I have a Cannon PowerShot SD IS. I had the Lens error after carrying the camera in my pocket for several hours. The Lens would attempt to come out but then go back and report a lens error and shut down. Sometime it would make two attempts to extend out but would always go back in and report the failure. I tried blowing with compressed air and saw a tiny improvement but still no go. The last time I decided to grab the lens before it went back in and hold it till it timed out and shut down. Then while it was still out I again blew compressed air all around and then the next time I powered it on it finished retracting then extended out perfectly No more long storage in my pants pocket.

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Posted December 20, pm

I have the ISsame problem with stuck lens. I've tried everything so far and it is behaving better but I don't expect it to continue. Friend of mine has had a Panasonic for years and no problem yet. Very nice camera.

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Posted December 17, am

Have an old Canon A that we let our 5-year old son use. it was dropped on carpet and started getting the E I pulled the shell off (both back and front) and pulled the lens apart several times only to have the E18 NEVER go away. Finally, I realized it was only happening when assembled. The lens stepper motor ribbon cable was partly pulled out of it's ribbon socket. I pulled up on the latch, reseated the cable, and locked down the latch again and all works perfectly again! To repeat, there was nothing jamming the lens at all. The culprit was the loose lens motor ribbon cable.

Posted November 9, pm

My wife & I each have a Conon S2 IS. We have had them several years and both of us are very satisfied with them. All of a sudden yesterday, I took 5 shots with my S2 IS and the camera error creating direct3d 9 engine to shut off, nor would the lens retract and error code E18 was displayed on a black screen. Today I Goggled "Canon E18 Error" and found this web site. I tried fix #1 and #2 but no luck. When I followed the directions for Fix #3, the camera was totally repaired and functional. Thank you for your help.

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Posted November 3, pm

My Canon A failed on the 2nd last day of an international holiday. The lens failed to retract after taking a knock. After getting home, and being a bit of a techy type and having previously disassembled an A for a different issue I started unscrew the case. As I did this I noticed the off-centre position of the lens. I tried pushing to centre it, heard a click. I put batteries in it and found there was more movement than before, so after switching off I pressed again collapsing the lens to the retracted position. Switching the lens extended with a few clicking noises so I switched it off and on a few times. The noises stopped so I took some photos and found they were as expected.

I then did a web search to see if I could share this good news and found this site. Should have looked first eh? (old adage; When all else fails read the instructions).

A side issue, I bought an IXUS in a different country to Australia, my home country, and Canon Australia is currently refusing to consider a warranty repair/replace for the screen failure which occurred as I was boarding the plane home. ie It was impossible for me to return to the dealer where i bought it. The IXUS worked for only 24 hours before becoming unusable!

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Posted October 29, am

Repair method On a Canon PowerShot S5 IS with barrel stuck open after falling from a high tripod while switched on. Mildly pushing and turning with motor on to make the barrel progress to closed position, advancing bit by bit (I had to restart the camera more than a dozen times) casio ex-s100 lens error when basically totally in -bingo- the motor takes the relay and the barrel starts freely moving.
I tried the same method on a S3 IS model that felt from a table while switched off, barrel stuck closed. No success, but there is a plastic noise when shacking the camera, like something got loose inside. I think that for this one disassembling is the next option, at least to see if there is any evident broken piece.

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Posted October 18, pm

I have an ixus HS and the shutter was stuck half open. I gently slipped a paper edge between the shutter pieces and bingo, their was a small click and the shutter opened fully! Thank you so much for your advice.

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Posted September 15, pm

No11 worked on my IXUSwhich was pretty much what I expected to do from the start albeit not looking forward to it. Shat myself when the focus was off but it soon came back. If this hadn't worked the camera was junk anyway so nothing to lose

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Posted August 23, pm

Repair nr. 7, with the paper did the job. Thank you so much!

Posted August 19, am

My Canon A Powershot had the lens not retracting issue. I tried all suggestions including ones marked danger could damage the camera. I finally gave up. My husband tired and gave up much sooner claiming we was not at all mechanically inclined. I asked him to keep messing with it - I had already tried everything on the list except disassembling. He started pushing buttons He got the Menu to show up and still kept pushing buttons and then handed it to me saying he could not fix it. BUT I changed a setting in the menu to minimum retraction time. It did nothing. I handed it back to him he kept tapping on it. Who knows what happened really, but he handed it back to me and said I give casio ex-s100 lens error. I looked at it, casio ex-s100 lens error, turned the Menu to Off and I was seeing through the lens. I turned the camera off, the lens retracted and we are good to go again. We had been at casio ex-s100 lens error beach I will go clean the camera case thoroughly now. :)

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Posted July 29, am

Repair 3 worked for me. Thanks a lot!

Posted July 26, pm

REPAIR TECHNIQUE 7 worked, casio ex-s100 lens error. A big thank you for the instructions!

Posted July 18, pm

With fully charged battery on Canon Powershot SD IS: Used the thinnest collar stay(used to stiffen dress shirts, available at drugstores) which has a narrow end to clean between both segments of the lens, while holding the camera with lens facing floor. Then I reloaded the battery. Turned on and the lens deployed.

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Posted July 13, pm

I fixed it just us a small pen and make sure the cap is on and push the lens in the middle in about 4mm

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Posted July 12, am

I have a Canon PowerShot A IS-
cleaning out with paper worked, thanks very much!

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Posted June 28, pm

repair technique #3 worked for me

Posted April 22, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

Repair technique #8 has been successful for my Ixus
Thank you

Posted April 15, am

Follow #lenserror on twitter.
The powew of social media could help us

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Posted April 14, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

Canon G11

Lens error on the display and lens didn't retracted normally.

I contacted the canon customer service and I didn't get any useful information, they just denied any reponsibilities. My camera is still the same: doesn't work.
What can i try?

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Posted April 14, pm

Canon G11

Lens error on the display and lens didn't retracted normally.

I contacted the canon customer service and I didn't get any useful information, they just denied any reponsibilities. My camera is still the same: doesn't work.
What can i try?

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Posted April 14, pm

Canon G11

Lens error on the display and lens didn't retracted normally.

I contacted the canon customer service and I didn't get any useful information, they just denied any reponsibilities. My camera is still the same: doesn't work.
What can i try?

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Posted March 24, pm

Thanks for the info
fault was bad solder
connections on lens
electronic switch unit all
sorted.

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Posted March 24, am

I just went through the lens error problem with my Canon G After trying everything under the sun I just decided to have it repaired. I used this place: sprers.eu They were excellent and they do far more than just the repair and they do something to the camera so this error won't keep happening. Very impressive, casio ex-s100 lens error, they were $89 for everything. Turnaround time was three days with them including the day they got it and then two days back to me. All around, they were excellent. Camera is like new again.

Posted March 15, pm

Hi, so my canon camera worked perfectly up till now casio ex-s100 lens error today when I started it I am having problems, casio ex-s100 lens error, it says "lens error, restart the camera." I restarted it but same problem. The lens looks like it is all in but really error code 86 01 hp designjet 500 so I cannot even press on it gently to make it go in. What should I do? :/ Also, if I get it checked at the store I bought it from by their services, do I have to pay ?

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Posted February 20, pm

Cleaned out cupboard and found my old Canon SD with E18 error. It had been in cupboard for years. When it broke I called Canon service and they were useless plus they wanted a fortune to fix it. I just couldn't throw it away so I put it away. Tonight when I found it, I tried all your tricks (cleaning around lens with thin piece of plastic, compressed air, turning the lens with pliers) and the lens is working again. Thank you so much.

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Posted February 11, pm

If you don't get anywhere with pushing and pulling the lens and you need to have it repaired, this is the best place for repairing the Canons: sprers.eu They do Canons exclusively, and they do the repairs for many of the big box stores. I know they do repairs for Radio Shack. They're pretty much the best option if you need to have a Canon repaired. Try the tips on the site first.

Posted February 10, am

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Posted January 24, pm

If the things here don't work to fix the lens error, I found this site which had a lot of info and some different fixes (one which worked for mine). I thought to come back and share, this is the other site for this problem: sprers.eu

Posted January 22, pm

I tried your techniques with paper, canned air, taping with pencil. one of them worked, not sure which. this is the second time this has happened, and I used your techniques to fix it. Thanks!

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Posted January 21, pm

I did put my Canon S2 IS inside my backpack without any protection, so at some moment the power on switch must have turned and the lens got stuck because it couldn't extend. I tried with the #3 technique and it worked!

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Posted January 21, pm

I bought a Canon camera from ebay. Mimaki sp160 error 202 week after I bought it, it broke with a lens error. Of course the seller nor ebay would help.

I took it to my local camera shop and they sent casio ex-s100 lens error to this place, sprers.eu

From what I have since learned, they are the ones who do the repairs on the Canons.

None of the things suggested here on the site did a thing to get it to work. We had them do the servicing for the camera and all they do. I wanted to recommend them. The service was just above and beyond casio ex-s100 lens error for not much at all, the camera is working like new again.

If you're going to have one repaired, I would highly recommend that place. Their site is, sprers.eu

Next question, does anyone know of a place online to get a manual for a Canon camera. I tried ebay but no luck, any help would be appreciated. Thanks anyone who can help me with that.

Posted January 21, casio ex-s100 lens error, am


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Posted January 14, am

During a trip we got this lens error on ours. We tried everything here and none of it would work. We believe our four year old may have dropped the camera but we're not even sure. We we got home from the trip we sent it off for repair. We used these guys sprers.eu It was very fast (about a 3 days with them), fast shipping back too. Repair work was wonderful. If you need a place to fix it they were exceptional in every way.

Posted January 9, am

Ixus success, thank you! I did all the easy things: charging battery, tapping camera, jiggling lens, blowing with hair dryer, paper between lens units, cable connection to computer. Not sure which solved the problem, but it took me only about 20 mins.

Posted January 6, pm

Power shot A E18 error repair failed at all attempts until I reached #11, lens adjustment. The lens was out of adjustment and following instructions it "clicked" back into place. I have my favorite camera back up and operating again. Yipeee!

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Posted January 6, pm

The link didn't work so I must have done something wrong. Here's the other site though, it is what cleared my lens error and got mine working for me: sprers.eu

Posted January 6, pm

I have a Canon G I casio ex-s100 lens error the same thing going on with mine. It occurred out of nowhere, I was shocked when I got the error to go away and it worked again.

I tried both the steps on this site and also the steps on this other site: sprers.eu There was a sequence of buttons I pressed which I found on the quick fix tips of that other site. It immediately started working again, that was about two hours ago so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

For those who try the steps on this site to fix it, if they don't work, try that other site. I put the link below my comment here where it says Website, casio ex-s100 lens error, that link should take you right to it if I did it right.

My next question is with so many of us going through this, why is Canon not helping us? I went as far to call Canon and they were useless, saying I must have dropped my camera or got sand in it, which neither of the two happened.

Anyway, that other site is excellent to for help with this. Thought to share

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Posted January 5, pm

Canon Powershot S

An unbelievable dream vacation in the Swiss Alps with a camera I coddle, protect and look after like my baby. It's never been dropped nor used by anyone else and I've had it for 2 years without a problem.

I received cummings error 285 lens error message and despite the camera trying for a few seconds before the message, the lens would not retract - I tried very gentle coaxing. All 3 batteries were fully charged with the chargers I brought and I attempted everything listed here, except for extreme methods and the AV cable attempt, as I had no need to bring the cable with me on vacation.

Good thing I had my old 4s iPhone camera and a crapola Sony Handycam that takes terrible, fuzzy pics. I was NOT happy!

Upon arriving home, I tried using the AV cable method and tried to power the camera on - nothing. Then in desperation, pressing random buttons. Nothing. My heart sank.

Sadly, I disconnected the AV cable from the computer and camera in dismay and Poof., casio ex-s100 lens error. The lens recessed back into the camera like magic and my camera was back. It seems to be operating normally now.

Too bad I lost the opportunity for some great shots on my overseas vacation, but I really appreciated this article in desperation while sitting in the chalet staring at beautiful mountains and scenery.

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Posted December 30, am

Thank you so much for your help. I got two Canons- A Canon Powershot G9 and an Canon Ixus Both displayed sense error messages.
I was thinking of buying a new Canon but now both cameras work again after I tried all steps to step That did it.
I like the old cameras and I am used to them. Thought the Ixus is really very worn.

Both cameras are about 7 years old so I wouldn't have tried the steps with a new one.
But people could go to local camera repair shops and see what they say. The big shops will simply tell you it's not worth repairing and will sell you new cameras.
Thank you!

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Posted December 28, pm

My kids found the camera and must have dropped it with the lens out and we couldn't get the camera to work. I did all the steps until step 11 and I heard a light pop sound and it worked.

Thank you!

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Posted December 27, pm

This happened to my G My husband tried some of the tips we found on this site and our lens actually started to work but then it got stuck immediately again. We ended up having it repaired and it went excellent. For $89 the place we used online serviced and cleaned it, casio ex-s100 lens error, fixed it perfectly! For those that need help, this is who we used: sprers.eu They were excellent!

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Posted December 16, am

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Posted October 25, pm

USING A SONY CYBERSHOT DSCW quite a few years old. Recently it displayed the 'turn the power off and on again' message and couldn't be used altho i could could access the menu. over a week i carefully tried all of the fixes described on these sites without success.i could feel the grit in the lens extension mechanism as it tried to extend. i smeared some spray lube on the lens body and turned it on and off many times also without success. i gently tapped and bumped the camera in an attempt to dislodge the grit, casio ex-s100 lens error, unsuccessfully. the last thing I did sprers.eu the camera turned on and the lens partially extended i turned it off while holding the lens to prevent it retracting. the motor tugged against my fingers untilI released the lens and it retracted normally. The next time i turned it on, it operated normally and has done so since, although i haven't used it a lot since sprers.eu sensation that there is grit in the mechanism is no longer there, casio ex-s100 lens error.

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Posted October 25, am

Error message E18 on casio ex-s100 lens error Powershot A appeared out of the blue and couldn't open or extend lens. Tried all tips but non worked. Finally decided to give it a good whack on the desk. Horrible sounds but now working!

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Posted October 19, am

I had the lens error on mine and I had found this video which is the same place I got mine fixed. Thought to share as they were fantastic!!!

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Posted October 15, am

I had the E18 error on my bank interleave error Canon A and tried the batteries changing, removing the SD card, and nothing worked. Then I decided to try and run a business card around the outside area where the lens extends. Replaced the batteries and it retracted the lens, casio ex-s100 lens error. Thank you!

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Posted October 11, pm

Managed to recover my PowerShot IS2 E18 problem (after fall from about 2 feet height) with mix of technics discovered here: batteries removal, then turn on. Lens goes out but not to full extent. Turn switch to view mode twice (this will force lens take store position). While lens trying to return in store position (which fails in my case), help it by slightly pressing with fingers. If it goes to a store position -ok. Then dust removal with a paper, then turn on - voila, its working.
A few on's and off's might be needed to ensure that mechanism will not jam again.

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Posted September 12, pm

Had wife's Cannon Power Shot SXHS for over a year. Love it. Get thisdropped it in the river! Wife not a happy camper. Retrieved it quickly and low heat hair dried it out. But the lens would not retract and got Lens error. I figured it was a goner. Once home from vacation noticed the extended lens looked a little miss-aligned, casio ex-s100 lens error. After a number of taps and actual "bangs" of the camera on the table I heard a click and the miss-alignment was corrected. Turned on camera and all is well! Wow. This is a rugged camera!! As is well in the household!

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Posted September 9, pm

I've had my S21S for 4 years. 1 month ago the E18 appeared. Now 1 month later, I found this site and followed the directions someone posted and my camera problems dissapeared, my camera works great now. Just in time for my friends water polo tournament tomorrow. I am very happy it works.

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Posted September 3, am

Ok I have a A95 and got back from an airshow and got the E18 error I tried cleaning the lens barrels with clean air. I finally got got feed up and really whacked it on the edge of my desk on the usb port. LOL it works now.

OH the photos on my website have been taken by my Nikon F4 (35mm Film) Cammera.

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Posted August 31, pm

ON my powershot A60 the Method 6 (but just blowing with the mounth) and after that 5 worked. BUt I holdet both the shutter and power on a while. Than a E02 apered. After new off and on turn it worked again.

Posted August 27, pm

Canon A camera dropped directly on lens. Forcing the lens was the only way and it worked. Happy! Plastic cover pieces on top of the lens might cause the problem. It should be checked first.

Posted August 24, am

Method 11 worked on canon ixus It took a few gentle pushes and had to turn camwra on and off a few times and repeat gentle pushes and every time heard a couple of clicks. All working fine now. Thank you.

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Posted August 21, am

Thank you! Method 11 worked (1 snap into place, then 2 wiggle while turning on again and again) after camera dropped directly on lens. Took awhile, thought it was a goner. Powershot SD IS.

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Posted August 11, pm

I have a Canon A80 with E18 error, casio ex-s100 lens error. (It showed up in Error 5100 canon i250 so I had no underwater camera while on vacation.) I tried fixing this when I got home. I went straight to technique 10/11 and fiddled with (push/pull/twist) the lens. It now works. Thanks so much for posting.

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Posted August 3, am

I have been getting the lens error message on my Powershot S I tried the first three fix options with no result. The fourth worked! The camera now works. However, its lens operation is louder than before, as if something is still casio ex-s100 lens error. I will now try compressed air when the lens is extended. Thanks!

Posted July 31, pm

I found some more things that helped me fix my lens error on this site: sprers.eu It is another site just dedicated casio ex-s100 lens error the lens error problem on the Canons. Casio ex-s100 lens error of the tips on there got mine working right away. My camera is a Canon G7

Posted July 25, am

Error "Chyba objektivu"("lens error")solved with repair technique 5) using AV cable. Camera type: FEXR
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Posted July 24, am

Not sure I have the E18 error, but it seems very similar, casio ex-s100 lens error. Once, when turning on the camera when the battery was very low, the lens extended, the camera turned itself off with the lens still extended.

After recharging the battery, when I turn on the camera the lens retracts, then extends. The LCD has some icons, but no picture and I cannot turn the camera off. It turns itself off after about 10 seconds, lens still extended.

Since I can't access the menu, I can't do a factory reset. Looks like this is going in the ashcan as I can't afford to have it repaired, casio ex-s100 lens error. That would cost more than the camera.

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Posted July 3, pm

I try almost all sugestions, and after I put USBsmall move happened when the my Canon try to turn off Because my lens was totaly closedI made light pressureand made few circles with finger .I believed that my problem was because of empty battery.

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Posted June 8, am

Used force to fix lens retraction issue, but while video works, photos are overexposed

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Posted June 7, am

My A camera's lens was stuck in the extended position. I followed the steps and the error was fixed when I followed the instructions in step Thanks. This is a really handy site.

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Posted May 11, pm

Canon PowerShot S Lens casio ex-s100 lens error partially extended, would not go back into place, E18 error. Used paper around the lens, casio ex-s100 lens error, no joy. Slapped the back of the camera sharply and the lens retracted. I have had this error a few times in the past and have fixed it with switching batteries. This is the first time I had to slap it.

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Posted May 9, pm

I have a Canon SDis that had lens error come up. Lens would close but pop right back out. Would never stay closed. Used technique 7 in the write-up and it worked! Everything now in synch. Thank you!!

Posted May 5, pm

Nikon Coolpix, Using just a little force made the lens retract: a slap on the back of the camera with the palm of my hand

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Posted May 4, am

Your advice helped fix my ixus 65 camera after I gently clicked the lens back in place when it wouldn't retract after I dropped it - many thanks

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Posted March 30, pm

Tried all and after a few beers got a bit rougher. twisted the lens and heard some worried cracks banged it hard a few times and miraculously it started working again .it does make a few grinding sounds now so im not sure how long it will live formy advice don't go for the aggressive twisting just bang it hard !!

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Posted March 2, pm

I used the E18 error guide to fix my camera. The Camera was a Canon PC My year old son got a hold of it and twisted the lens some how while it was extended. There was a black screen when trying to power up and the lens was jammed in the extended position with a twist. I used method 12 on the guide which instructed me to gently pull the lens out and turn it to the proper position. It worked easily and now the camera is fine. Thanks a bunch ^^

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Posted January 28, am

In my experience, the battery door/gate was faulty, I had to squeeze it to get my lens to function and the camera to function as wellTRY THIS!

Posted January 24, am

PowerShot SD IS, kids playing with camera, on, off, on, off, lens froze halfway out. Tried almost all things on web site, still froze.

Found mini-USB charging cable from another device, plugged in the mini-USB cable, lens retracted! unplugged cable, now lens opens and closed normally.

Posted January 8, pm

Praise the Lord! It works again. I used technique 11/12 which instructed the camera owner to apply downward pressure to the extended lens. Initially, there was no result but after shimmying the lens casio ex-s100 lens error in circular manner I had a response. The lens retracted all the way - but then extended half-way again. A little more pressure and fidgeting and finally the lens was fully retracted. Thanks whoever is responsible for this web-page.

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Posted January 3, am

I had a lens problem with my Canon Powershot A camera. I used some of the instructions from your web site and it worked :) Thank you!!!

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Posted December 9, pm

I am also receiving an E18 error message on my Cannon PowerShot SD I take very good care of my camera and I still ended up receiving the message. It has made my camera inoperable. I am very disappointed and to learn that it is a common problem ignored by Cannon disappoints me even further. I don't think I'll ever buy a Cannon Camera again.

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Posted November 24, pm

My old A75 powershot got this. fixed it by rapping the camera on the table using the padded USB port. Cannot believe it actually worked, but it did.

Posted November 18, am

My ixus HS lens often gets blocked when it accidentally turns on with the cover on. Normally it's fine but this time it got stuck halfway. Pushing the lens didn't work but tapping the USB cover on my desk did! Thanks.

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Posted November 3, pm

Problems with Ixus hs lens not retracting but out of warranty would cost as much to send away than to buy new camera!

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Posted October 18, pm

Thanks a bunch. Mine was extended and wouldn't retract. I grasped and twisted the larger lens barrel while powering off and pushed in a bit and it retracted and I am back in business. Awesome. The links to dismantling the lens are broken unfortunately.

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Posted October 17, am

If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon should fix it for free.

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Posted October 16, am

I have a canon ixus 60 It comes up with lens error - restart camera.

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Posted September 27, am

I have just experienced the same problem on the Error 18 on my Ixus i zoom. I have tried the methods of tapping the face gently, but it just wouldn't retract. I tried the on/off button also, now there is no beeping sound, but the lens is still in extended position.

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Posted September 23, pm

Try casio ex-s100 lens error first have been bumbed for weeks cause my S95 has a permanent lens error note and the lense stays extened. WEll, I just tapped the top (face) of the lens gently against the table and it worked!!!

Posted September 20, pm

And by the way, casio ex-s100 lens error, I forgot to mention in my post below that I have a canon powershot G7 and the error happened after the camera fell 3 feet to the ground while in zoom position

Posted September 20, pm

I had the error and my lens was stuck in extended position. I tried point 4 on the "how to repair E18 error" ie pushing the lens gently where there is a gap. It worked like a miracle and it was fixed in less than 2 minutes

Posted September 16, pm

I tried silicon spray and it worked. I held it upside down and sprayed it which is just htaccess display errors blowing in lubricant with force. Not too much.

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Posted September 10, am

And yes I know I was a fool myself for sending it to Canon but that was before I knew. So you are a fool too, casio ex-s100 lens error. Just like me. Canon themselves are a joke for these repairs.

Posted September 10, am

This message is for GDK below this message. Why would you have sent it to Canon in the first place. LOL Canon is not only the priciest most expensive place to fix a camera but they do about the worst work I have seen. I have had two cameras repaired at the Canon company and both failed. The first one didn't even work from the moment I got it back. The second one never focused right and now it has the lens error. Canon is about the worst place to fix these and they are way overpriced to boot!

Posted August 29, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

S pwr shot had along time, then started. Sent to Canon under some other class action and got it back the same way, code E It will stop, then come back, after several attempts with the solutions. Got the SD IS and is great so far. Alot of Ebay photos for the last 5 years and no E The S will always go all the way out, then all the way in. Not sticking all the time. The banging is the main solution, casio ex-s100 lens error. No resets that I know of.

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Posted August 25, am

it was gone after hit on desk, resolve number 3.

Posted August 23, pm

If this problem occurred at the beach, please see Fix 5b in this video to correct it. A single sand errorkiller ver 2.6 serial can be the problem. If the problem occurred as a resulut of a fall, proceed directly to Fix 7.

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Posted August 22, am

I have an SD IS that appears to work perfectly fine but does list an E18 error if I pull up the detailed firmware screen. I can't figure out why, though, I can't find anything wrong with the camera.

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Posted August 21, pm

My husband purchased the Canon PowerShot S2 IS for my birthday in It was truly the best present ever. I have had zero problems for almost 9 years when I received the E18 error during vacation!!!!! I took the camera to a reputable repair shop that sent it off to Canon for repairs. Canon sent it back stating that Canon no longer service this model and for me to can contact Canon USA directly at RED FLAG that there is a problem.

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Posted August 20, pm

S80 has show E18 error. It is not possible to hide telescope of lences.

Posted August 13, am

GRRRR E18!!!! But tapping on the ground makes my A75 work again!

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Posted August 13, am

I have had this error twice now and both occasions when the battery expired whilst the lens was out. The lens would not subsequently retract when a new battery was fitted. Both times fixed FOC by Canon. A new lense fitted both times.

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Posted August 11, pm

BUMMEDpurchased this camera because it seemed to have great reviews. Now, disappointed. Looks like my next purchase will not be a canon. I have taken great care with the camera. Always in a secure area, not out in dust or dirt. It is unfortunate that canon is aware of the error but has not made any indications in correcting it.

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Posted July 31, pm

Have an S sent it third time for the lens errorspoke to Canon and asked them to replace it since it is within that problem serial number range given in the advisorybut it felt like I was talking to a manager at a walmartnot a casio ex-s100 lens error companyshe kept repeating the same sentenceit's up to the service technician.

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Posted July 31, am

I have an SX IS and it started having a Lens Error about a month ago (no E18, just text). Thought it was the batteries, but unfortunately not. It did something similar when I fort got it, but it went away. Now it is continuous.

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Posted July 13, pm

The lens on my powershot camera froze on me. I tried all the suggested fixes and finally got it to close by holding the "on" button down until the lens moved. Maybe some of you will be able to fix your camera using the same trick

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Posted July 13, am

Power Shot S2 - The lenz is frozen out and camera making a continuous clicking sound until it shuts down. No quick fixes work.

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Posted July 6, am

I have had a similar experience to many others on this page. I paid a great deal of money for my camera and have taken great care of it. Was taking photographs a couple of days ago and running steam on windows compatibility mode error the lens froze in an extended position and the screen displayes the message. Lens error Will shut down automatically Restart camera. When I restart the camera it simply beeps and displays the error message again. I have contacted Canon and am awaiting a response.
Very inconvenient as I rely heavily on the camera for work.

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Posted June 29, pm

I am getting the Eai message on my PowerShote SD First problem I have had with it, but it won't go away.

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Posted June 15, pm

My Canon s2 is camera experience is this. I purchased this camera at a garage sale for five dollars. I took this camera home and installed four batteries that tested good. I then looked up on youtube for any repair procedures for this camera. I found one video that sysfader iexplore exe error application this problem. I went through the steps and was able to manipulate the lens to the out or the in position, but still no repair. I then decided to recharge my batteries, and reinstall them and see what happens. Do I really need to say what happened? I had to cycle the camera through a couple of cycles but this lens problem corrected with the installation of freshly charged batteries. I believe this problem is prevalent in these cameras. If you are experiencing the error 18, I would put some fresh NEW, batteries in my camera and make sure it is truly broken before I sold it at a garage sale for five dollars.

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Posted May 8, am

Maybe I'm not tapping it hard enoughI think throwing
It out the hotel window might work better! Here I am in Budapest with visions of lovelyness dancing before my eyes and I can't take a freakin' picture!

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Posted April 29, pm

The BEST troubleshooting steps for this problem!

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Very detailed, very thorough.

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Posted April 28, am

I knew I probably had sand in mine since the beach was the last place I took the camera so I tried your "tap the lens gently" advice - immediately a few grains of sand came out and I became a little more vigorous with my tapping - after "taps" it is now fixed and working perfectly - thanks for the advice!!

Posted April 25, pm

Hisame errorshuts off so quick, I can't get a hold on the lens!! trying to fix it, but no luck so far

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Posted April 24, pm

My Canon SXis growled a few times while opening, then refused to open, casio ex-s100 lens error. Tried pushing multiple buttons on start, blowing air, new batteries, inserting paper between lenses, and vacuuming while starting. Finally whacked it harder on the AV input corner, and it worked. Have vacuumed the extended lens, and it sounds much better. Now I just have to find the memory card.

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Posted April 23, pm

My Cannon SX bought in and used for less than two years has Lens error!! This is my third Cannon digital camera sinceas both Powershot cameras had earlier had the same Lens E18 error. Looks like Cannon has programmed it to happen after pictures. Will never buy Cannon again. KODAK bought in lasted for 6 years until I dropped it.

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Posted April 21, pm

my Powershot S30 is about 12 years old, but still makes very nice pictures, casio ex-s100 lens error was great camera for the time. Error 18, lens stuck half way out, maybe it's time to retire this camera?

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Posted April 13, pm

Just discovered the E18 problem with my S2IS powershot. Now to see if I can find a way to fix the problem.

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Posted April 9, pm

We were on our 40th anniversary trip in Aruba and the lense error came up. It has done it prior briefly, but taking out the battery and restarting it always worked. We had to buy a throw away camera to finish our trip. The quality was not as nice, plus limited pictures. The camera is less that 2 years ago. I expected more c+ + runtime error google chrome Cannon which is why I purchased it.

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Posted April 8, pm

I was taking pictures with my camera and noticed it was out of focus. So I tried to turn the camera off and turn it back on. But the lens didn't retract and has been stuck ever since. I keep getting the e18 error on the screen and after a few green flashes the camera turns off.

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Posted March 24, pm

Just came across this website after my S2 IS starting coming up with E
The sugguestion for giving it a wack on a hard surface (a wooden table) worked first time !

Posted March 10, pm

Same Problem and cannon Customer Service said there this is not a warrenty issue. I'm upset and will avoid cannon in the future.

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Posted March 9, am

sprers.eu?v=AkEfnF6zVxc is a very useful sequence of repair steps

My 8 year old camera has travelled to some extreme locations with me on aid work on coral islands to holidays in Asia

Not a problem.

Then I started working on flood repairs on gravel roads
and I recall dropping the camers off the car seat with lens extended when I braked hard.
Then no lens extend on start
then new batteries did not fix lsu error xerox finally zoom operation showed E18

I tried batteries and a strip of clear plastic report cover to clean around lens and compressed air etcbut still a problem.

I pushed the half round button beneath the lens on the front of the camera and rotated the dust cover off - it had a dent of sorts so I flexed it and pushed the lens straight and re-assembled and that seems to have returned a smoother sounding extension and zoom now works.

A fine camera to date and I hope to use it some more

Cheers

Neil.

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Posted March 4, pm

Weuhey. your site was sooo good. I dropped my camera today in Nantes and of crouse the lens has a dent in it and it wouldn't retract. Your advice on how to repair it by placing the camera on it's back and VERY GENTLY pushing the lens in place worked a treat and I heard the "click". Thanks a ton

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Posted February 23, pm

I bought a canon SDIS 4yrs ago. Had it with me in Kandahar for 3yrs with no problems Two days ago I took a picture & the lens refused to retract Tried all the various "fixes" on the net but nothing.
I'm pretty bummed out because its a pretty good little camera & served me well in Kandahar

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Posted February 4, pm

I was bumped at a get together and my camera slipped out of my hand and hit the floor. It barely fell 5 feet and I broke the fall with my shoe before it hit the ground. The the lens is not straight and I turn it on to this lens error message. What gives? Where is Canon to help casio ex-s100 lens error I had liked my Canon G11 up until this but now I will never buy a Canon again. Make them more durable Canon, way too many of us are having a lens error on cameras that we spent a lot of money on.

Posted January 21, am

After a few more problems from last time I decided to replace my E No problems now.

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Posted January 19, pm

Drooped camera and this error occurred

Posted January 15, am

My G7 has a lens error. I opened it up and took it apart and I found some grains of sand in it. Now I can't get it back together. Canon should be paying for this defect since sand should not be able to get inside the body.

Posted January 14, pm

I got the Canon SD

This is crap. I have kept the camera in a case for years and I always put it back when I'm not using it.

To I was bumped in line at school and it dropped out of my hand and landed on the ground. The first time I turned it on I got this error.

Yes I dropped it but what about all the years I took care of it. This shouldn't have happened. I'm never buying a Casio ex-s100 lens error camera again.

Some might say it was my fault but I only dropped it once people and I cared for it with a case for all the years before. What gives!

Posted January 13, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

The information was very useful. I managed by push the lens in the direction that there is the larger gap between the lens and it housing and set the lens back to its parked position. I will try the compressed air. Thanks for the information.

Posted January 11, am

This is nonsense. My sd just developed the problem of the e18 error. I didn't even do anything except to take a picture with it, casio ex-s100 lens error.

Posted January 10, am

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Posted January 8, am

My lovely little a got dropped and then the lens wouldn't retract adn I got teh dreaded "lens error" message. I was actually pretty upset about it as the camer had jsut gone out of warranty. Anyway after a few days I picked up my little camera and started trying to experiment.
The sellotape didn't work so then I tried pushing the lens back in. I was bit put off as there was no obvious damage or any irregularity in the lens but I pushed it down until I heard a click, casio ex-s100 lens error. Nothing. SO then I made sure it was switched off (took battery out) and then I pushed down again until I heard another click and that seemed to do the trick. Just like magic the lens was able to pop out and I could take photos again! I ahve taken a photo or two again, I hope it lasts!
Many thanks for this repository of information, I was feeling awful about my camera!

Posted January 6, pm

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Posted January 4, casio ex-s100 lens error, am

I DID JUST WHAT IT SAID AND IT WORKED

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Posted January 2, am

My A70 had the error. Removing and replacing batteries did not help. Blowing with Dust-Off in and around the lens, and banging on the USB cured the problem. For now.

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Posted December 29, pm

I have taken care of my Canon over the years. It's the G9 and still one of the very best digital cameras out there.

I dropped it maybe three feet on the sidewalk and I pick it up, brush it off, then turn it on to this lens error. Seriously, how can such a nice camera break like this. I'm not buying Canon again.

Posted December 29, am

Purchased a Canon Ixus hs camera three weeks ago and used it only two times. Camera always held in bag. Lense error already. No information on Canon website, no canon service. Last time Casio ex-s100 lens error bought anything from Canon.

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Posted December 23, am

Usually the banging works to repair the E18 on my old Powershot A70 but not this time. But by following the DIY instructions on this site - pushing down on the wider gap side of the lens while turning the camera on - got it back working. So thank you very much as I thought the old girl was gone for good this time.

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Posted December 18, am

I have a cannon PowerShot SDIS for a little less than a couple of years, I've taken good care of it always had it kept in a canon case but out of nowhere just a few days ago after taking a picture the lens got stuck and wont retract and I get a "lens error" message it beeps and than automatically shuts down but the lens wont go down. My warranty expired and the repair cost almost as much as what the camera is worth.

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Posted December 13, am

I received a Powershot S2 IS from my agency which is a federal law enforcement agency. Very dissapointing to have this error when needed for work.

Switched batteries and had the same issues.

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Posted December 7, pm

I have a Canon Powershot G10 that has developed the E18, lens error problem. My camera is two yrs old and has never been dropped. It just stopped working.

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Posted November 29, pm

yep, me 2, cannon digital ixus55 stuck lens and E18 display

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Posted November 29, am

I just had an E18 error for the first time on a little old ixus i sqlpush error handle 13. It appeared out of the blue, but I did some of the things on the forum - battery out, wiggled extended lens, gently press lens in - and it suddenly came back to life. Thank you for the tips; I'll get another couple of years of this little camera yet.

Posted November 27, am

I had some E18 discussion with Canons finnish representatives many years ago. Even finnish CEO posted me a letter telling that I was the one to blame. I had taken really good care of my A I tould him that I am never going to buy any Canon product again. Lousy sprers.eu customer service.

Posted November 23, pm

To the person below named John.

All cameras do this, search the Sony lens errors, nikon, casio, etc. It's a problem with all digital cameras that have motorized zoom lenses. There's an article on the web if you do a search, Canon is rated at the top for performance and also first for reliability specifically naming lens errors on all the cameras. Sony and Nikon are at the bottom for reliability on point and shoot cameras which surprised me. Casio even faired higher for being more reliable than the Nikon point and shoots. Then Nikon and Canon lead on the DSLR lineup.

I just posted this so you understand things a little more. You may have caused your lens error and you may not have. But don't bash Canon, Consumer Reports online article shows them above every brand in both reliability and also performance. Search Sony lens error or Casio or any of them, they all come up all over the place yet my guess is there are more Canons out there. Just something to think about. Hey, why don't you buy a Nikon point and shoot, lol. While makes one of the best DSLR's like Canon, Nikon is consistently rated the worst or near worst on a brand name point and shoot. Try them out for their point and shoot cameras and see what you think, lol. Most Canon owners have been there done that", eventually you'll be back to Canon when you want good pictures and a better product again. Other than that, you have no clue what you're talking about, lol. casio ex-s100 lens error November 22, pm

I bought my domestic partner a Canon Power Shot S2 IS digital camera a few years ago for Christmas and spent a lot of money on it. She has extensive experience with 35 mm cameras and in fact has 2 Nikons (film) with several lenses that are more than 40 years old and still work perfectly. I thought she would love a digital and made the mistake of buying her this Canon. She went to use the camera a few days ago and the lens came out, would not go back and the E18 error appeared. This camera has NEVER been dropped or abused and after researching this problem I don't understand why Canon is not being sued. If anyone pursues legal action, I would like to be casio ex-s100 lens error. I am telling everyone I know DO NOT BUY CANON CAMERAS, casio ex-s100 lens error.

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Posted November 22, pm

Canon Ixus

I've just got the dreaded e18 error. I know my camera is a fees years old but I've really looked after it. It is always stored in a case. When in use anywhere near water or sand it has been enclosed in an unwatered case so no chance of any sand getting in. Disappointed with the situation as just about to go on my hols :(

Steve :(

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Posted November 18, pm

yep, Canon PowerShot S40, rarely used (birthdays, x-mas and wedding).

e18 error out of nowhere.

Posted November 10, pm

I had the dreaded E18 message too. Thanks folks for the forum and the suggestions. I had about given up and was ready to just buy another camera.
The lens would extend and retract then the beeps and then the code, casio ex-s100 lens error. A few seconds later it would shut itself off.
Iy also would extend the lens when in the picture viewing mode which it isn't supposed to do. When in picture mode the lens did not retract. I was able to repair it by firmly rapping the extended lens (lens facing down) into the palm of my hand several times.
Thanks again and good luck.

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Posted November 10, pm

I had this error and there was nothing out of alignment in the lens. I did turn it back on and after the lens was extended I wiggled both parts, nothing clicked back into place and yet, after turning the camera casio ex-s100 lens error and back on again, the lens and aperture opened without the error.

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Posted November 8, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

I did not use the blow gun I just blew around the lens
and tapped the usb cover
It is working much better. I hope to get the blow gun for perfection THANK YOU SO

Posted November 4, pm

Omg thank you SO much for this website!! I could casio ex-s100 lens error where my lens was stuck so I took the advice on this website to gently pull and twist and it finally popped back into place, I heard the click! I have only had my canon for less than 2 months and paid almost $! I could not believe that after falling maybe 3 feet max that it was junk, I did not want to spend hundreds on fixing a brand new camera, I will definitely watch who I give my camera too as well as refer this site to everyone! Thanks to all who created and participated in this site!

Posted November 4, pm

Omg thank you SO much for this website!! I could see where my lens was stuck so I took the advice on this website to gently pull and twist and it finally popped back into place, I heard the click! I have only had my canon for less than 2 months and paid almost $! I could not believe that after falling maybe 3 feet max that it was junk, I did not want to spend hundreds on fixing a brand new camera, I will definitely watch who I give my camera too as well as refer this site to everyone! Thanks to all who created and participated in this site!

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Posted November 3, pm

in australia. powershot A just started getting E so annoying. have always taken great care with camera, no dirt, no dropping. yet to try solutions.

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Posted November 3, pm

To the guy below with the Nikon, Nikons are about the worst point and shoot cameras of all of them. Yes they make great SLR's like Canon but their point and shoots are the worst by a mile. Also Nikons are way more common to get lens errors than Canon, read consumer reports. I've had two Sony's get a lens error in the past from nothing of me causing it and now one Canon that happened when we got home from the beach. Canons are still the best but they are not sand proof as I've learned.

Posted November 3, pm

I have a Canon IXUS years ago "E18" Error has appeared and now it don't appear anything again, but I'm sure I haven't break it. Now I don't care because i have a Nikon D now.

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Posted November 3, am

I have a Canon S2IS and was getting e18 error code when the lens was stuck extended. (No chance of sand or dust invasion). I opened the camera and retracted the lens manually, that did not work tried other options, still sprers.eually I removed the motor rotated the gears withdrew the lens and buttoned it up and it worked, casio ex-s100 lens error.

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Posted November 1, am

my digital ixus-i zoom had error E I hate camera with retractable lens!

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Posted October 29, am

Have been using E18 for awhile. No problems except when battery runs low. Pictures tend to come out slightly fuzzy.

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Posted October 20, pm

Thanks for the whack it on the side tip. Sore hands but worked a great!

Posted September 29, pm

Canon PS SDis wouldn't retract small barrel of lens. Tried everything, then found :

"Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the (longest, smallest diameter) ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click"."

Works now! word of advice, you'll need to force it a bit, be willing to break the camera and you just might save it! Thanks, I've been waiting two years to fix this

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Posted September 27, am

Our Canon Powershot Digital SDIS is having the same problem, except the message in the left hand corner of the camera screen states "Lens error, restart camera", while a system error 14001 has occurred light flashes on and off, and 2 different beeping noises can be heard. We tried pushing all of the combination of buttons that we could, tried recharging the battery, using a different battery, changing the memory disk, using the usb cable, but nothing will get the lens to retract, so we can not use our camera at all. Very disappointing, as we have always cared greatly for our camera, and it is my picture source for EBay and My Seniors, casio ex-s100 lens error.

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Posted September 26, am

Thanks a lot. I turned the camera on and pulled on the largest lensring and gave it a twist It gave a click and it worked again. :-)

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Posted September 19, pm

My camera fell from the kitchen table and hit the floor. Now this! WHAT GIVES! Canon should be ashamed of their product, this is a defect with so many people who go through it. No more canon for me.

Posted September 18, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

I tried several things including changing batteries, tapping the camera gently, tapping the lens with a pencil, inserting the AV cord and starting, cleaning the lens with paper, turning it on with FN/SET button pressed etc., removing the memory card and starting it, then I tried turning it on with the shutter button pressed and the lens got unstuck and now is working again. I referred to error 500 joomla following link for this tip.

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Posted September 6, am

I have two SXs both wound up with lens errors in their second year. My wife had lost the first one but found it after we purchased a replacement. Nice camera but two lens errors confirms this is a design flaw.

Posted September 3, pm

had the same problem on a Powershot A95 which may be pushing 10 years old. Previously this camera had a well-documented CCD problem that Canon fixed free of charge after I returned it to them. Anyway, I did the Bump-the-USB, the canned air all over and into every opening on the camera,and wiggled the lens and now it works! I am considering upgrading to a EOS 60D.

Posted August 26, pm

My brother dropped my Canon Casio ex-s100 lens error that I loved so much. I have had it for years without any problems, casio ex-s100 lens error. The drop was maybe 4 feet tops (maybe even 3) and it did hit the tile floor. But c'mon, seriously it should be able to take a few hits within reason. This is unacceptable. I'm upset because I love this camera more than any camera and my brother shouldn't have been using it in the first place. I say that they should be made stronger and to be able to take a few drops in their life, casio ex-s100 lens error. It's going to happen. Canon should have to pay to fix this on mine. It was a small drop.

Posted August 24, pm

This lens error problem is on every brand of every digital camera. Look it up, Canon shows to be one of the most reliable. I google the errors on the other brands, casio ex-s100 lens error, seems they all have this problem. I know mine casio ex-s100 lens error dirt in the lens. I tried some of the suggestions here and they didn't make a difference. I'm just going to have mine serviced by a shop. Seems like the best option considering how much the camera cost me and it not being too expensive to fix. I hope everyone here does fine in getting it going. Don't spend money on a new camera though, you can be right back where you started again. I was told that once they are serviced they tend to be more reliable in the end. I imagine that's because of the time that a technician spends on getting it set properly compared to how they fire them off of an assembly line. That's my thought on this. Hope everyone here gets theirs going again.

Posted August 22, pm

My Canon Powershot was exactly 14 months old, 2 months over the guarantee date, when the lens jammed, casio ex-s100 lens error. Cost for repair: Euros. My solution to the problem: casio ex-s100 lens error the G5 iPhone and go for the all-in-one camera/phone version. Too bad because I've owned several PowerShots and was a big fan but I'm not going to spend another Euros for a new camera that may last for around a year.

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Posted August 20, am

I bought a s2is on e-bay a few months ago. after two months of use got e Tried everything on this site no use. I found a new motor on e-bay for 25$. I thought I casio ex-s100 lens error try to dissassemble the camera first. I did. I could see the gears and motor needed to extend lens. There was no dust etc in them all very clean. When I removed the motor, I could see the problem. The motor has two speeds, fast and step. I assume fast is to rapidly extend the lens and step is used to sharp focus. The extend works, but step seems to just toggle back and forth jerky and erratic just like the lens did. Dissasembling the camera is not hard. You will ned a set of jewlers screwdrivers.
Trying to take the motor out is. There is a complex gear chain which will come apart, and you will have to reassemble it to get it back in. It is doable but with lots of paitence. might not be worth it on a 7 year old camera.

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Posted August 18, am

Tried exactly what everyone saidlightly tap the covered USB port while trying to turn the camera on. After my husband tried lightly hitting the covered USB port in the palm of his handit worked!!! The only problem was the battery then died and the lens went back inside. I am charging my battery & once I am able to get the lens back out I am going to clean it thoroughly with a Qtip and rubbing alcohol and then for good measureI will blow some air to be sure it is clean. Thanks for your tips guys!!

Posted August 17, am

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Combined air, tap, push and tucg on lense. Not so lucky with my eariler model. There will not be a third cannon

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Posted August 16, pm

My IXUS55 is 7 years old now and has been a great camera. The symptoms were:
- lens stays retracted when I powered on and was welcomed by the E18 error.
- Nothing I did would fix it - blowing it with air, tapping it, knocking it, prising it a bit with a jewellers screwdriver, twisting it and turning on.
Until, I came acros Peter's comment and followed these two excellent guides:

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to take the camera apart and get to the lens gears.
I turned the gear as in Procedure 1 y voila, the lens extended.

I then gave it a clean and blew all casio ex-s100 lens error of dust and sand out of the case.

Putting the screws back was tricky though!

Many thanks for this site and everyone's comments.

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Posted August 11, casio ex-s100 lens error, am

I fixed authentication token manipulation error ubuntu by following the suggestion to "tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, casio ex-s100 lens error, but very often in works."
And it did. :-)

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Posted August 10, am

Canon A80 with E18 problem was fixed with compressed air as suggested. Thanks!

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Posted August 7, am

IX Lens would not retract after camera fell on to floor. Showed E18 on display. After reading guide looked at camera sideways. Noticed outer lens part(furthest away from camera body) was kinked to one side. Gently pulled outer lens body forward, heard lens clicking back in place. Working fine now. casio ex-s100 lens error August 3, am

I searched google for solution. First one I saw was to tap the side of the camera against your hand while its clicking trying to sprers.eu took a few tries but it works! found on you tube. So greatful that this worked. I was going to take it to a repair shop!

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Posted July 25, pm

I had the error with an extended lens that wouldnt retrat after dropping my camera once on a padded surface. I took my camera to a Cannon service center. They didnt even look at the camera or error and told me that because my camera was out of warranty, it would cost $ to send off to fix. That seemed pricy, so at the time I just decided to buy a new camera instead, but recently lost the new one and so I just looked at this webiste. I used the twisting the lens til it clicks method and the lens retracted and camera appears to be working again, so happy to not buy another new camera!!!

Posted July 20, am

I have a Canon G9 and the lens was stuck (E18 error). I tapped fairly hard on the bottom of the camera and it was fixed. probably some dirt in it

Posted July 19, pm

I am getting the same errorI take EXCELLENT care of my camera. It has never been dropped or anything that could harm it and I am totally disgusted.I get Lens Error and will shut off automatically and it sprers.eut cameraBS that's what it is!

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Posted July 8, pm

My CanonS2 IS gave me the E18 error when the batteries were weak. I replaced them with regular alcaline batteries, but it was not enough to snap it out of it. I ended up using the lithium x8 batteries and they worked. I now use them all the time plus last a long time.

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Posted July 4, am

mijn Canon ixus IS geeft lensfout aan. Bij het aanleggen van de camera gaat de lens in en uit en slaat weer af. In het scherm kort "lensfout. Start de camera opnieuw." Bij eerstarten opnieuw hetzelfde. De lens blijft zelfs soms helemaal uit in plaat dat die intrekt bij het afleggen van de camera. Met de hoge drukblazer geprobeerd alle stof tussen de lensringen te blazen. Het helpt niet. Soms lukt het om het apparaat aan te leggen en soms weer niet. Heel vervelend.

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Posted July 3, am

Took my S80 out of its case, E18! Lens cover drawn back but the camera wouldn't work! Lens in retracted position. No holiday pics with the S80

Posted June 29, am

I was on a trip when all of sudden my S2 IS started showing Error Casio ex-s100 lens error was at a very high altitude so was thinking it must be failure of motor or something that drives the lens. Will post more feedback of my experience

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Posted June 16, am

My camera is a canon Power shot A75 which is having problems. The camera is no longer under warranty and has a signal of E18, which is the len. So I guess I just though the thing our and purchase another camera.

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Posted June 14, pm

just tried my canon S1 IS canon again and the code this time reads E18, rather than what I had just reported in previous posting: "I have a Canon powershot S1 IS camera. In the middle of processing a photo taken it shut off. When turning back on it made a few beeps and click sounds the lens tried to move out, came out part way and went back in. the view screen came on and showed E19 then turned off. I changed batteries and SD card and it made no change, casio ex-s100 lens error. Nothing in manuals address this issue. Went online to find possible answer and came across several sites where the exact same model of cameras were having the very same problem however its listed as E19 code. Frustrated!"

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Posted June 14, pm

I have a Canon powershot S1 IS camera. In the middle of processing a photo taken it shut off. When turning back on it made a few beeps and click sounds the lens tried to move out, came out part way and went back in. the view screen came on and showed E19 then turned off. I changed batteries and SD card and it made no change. Nothing in manuals address this issue. Went online to find possible answer and came across several sites where the exact same model of cameras were having the very same problem however its listed as E19 code. Frustrated!

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Posted June 10, am

My one-year old Canon SD IS got the code this morning. The lens was stuck in the extended position. Thanks to the experiences and casio ex-s100 lens error here, I fixed it in about 2 minutes, casio ex-s100 lens error. I casio ex-s100 lens error the following:

1. Sprayed a light amount of compressed air around the lens.
2. Very delicately twisted the lens while simulaneously turning the camera on.

That worked, as the lens housing began to retract.

Thanks again to all of you!

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Posted May 30, pm

I forgot to mention that it did not say E18, but anyone know how to fix it?

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Posted May 30, pm

My camera is a powershot SD IS or 12, my lens will not close, prior to using it.

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Posted May 25, am

My new a (not even a week ago i bought it) showed this error once without any reason. And keeps making high pitch noise all the time

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Posted May rx framing error, pm

CORRECTION "Canon S2 IS" Not "Canon POWERSHOT A2 IS" - about 6 years old. Got an "E18" error message while hiking in the Sierra today. The lens also tried to keep retracting while it was alread fully retracted, then would not budge. I cycled on/off quite a few times - took out the batteries. Got back to wireless and found this site. Tried the centering, then the twisting. The camera called for new batteries. I tapped on the USB cover. Finally took the batteries out, re-ordered the same batteries, re-powered and it works!!! Good News - Bad news. It works but I can't trust it. GOOD LUCK

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Posted May 18, pm

Canon POWERSHOT A2 IS - about 6 years old. Got an "E18" error message while hiking in the Sierra today. The lens also tried to keep retracting while it was alread fully retracted, then would not budge. I cycled on/off quite a few times - took out the batteries. Got back to wireless and found this site. Tried the centering, then the twisting. The camera called for new batteries. I tapped on the USB cover. Finally took the batteries out, re-ordered the same batteries, re-powered and it works!!! Good News - Bad news. It works but I can't trust it. GOOD LUCK

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Posted May 13, am

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Posted May 7, pm

Thank you very much, I was almost crying because today is my baby first birthday and the camera fell down an had this e18, and I read I did everything and nothing, I even dropped it many time, and when I was looking in internet somewhere to take it to repair immediately I tried again, once and again turning around the lens with force and click nee and 3 or 4 times agin, and it worked, thank you and now to celebrate.

Posted May 6, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

We own the Powershot A Some time ago we had the camera repaired by Canon, for an issue with the image chip. This we found out was a factory defect and it was fixed at no cost. Now however, we have the E 18 issue.

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Posted May 4, casio ex-s100 lens error, am

The "slam camera face down" suggestion worked! I only had to do it once and it worked immediately. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Posted May 3, pm

I have had lens trouble with 2 Canon's over the past few years and both times I fixed the problem by slamming it rather hard face down on a table. This was after more gentle attempts did not work. Seriously, just try it if nothing else is working for you!

Posted April 29, pm

My S is suddenly not worked and showed E18 on black screen. I didn't use it for a couple of month and cleanly and safely stored. I used my new SONY camera instead. Yesterday, I tried to use it, but the lens extended with noises, without movement!

It's not usable now. I need information to fix it.

I owned it since

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Posted April 25, am

This site is awesome! I just got that E18 error message on an old camera that has been working great. I googled Canon E18 error message, got to this site, read your posts, tapped the camera on my desk over the USB-port closed cover, and VOILA! we are in business again! Thank you all! (in the meantime, my son's brand new Canon powershot is back with Canon for the same problem. too bad I didn't see this earlier, casio ex-s100 lens error. But at least that one is under warranty)

Posted April 23, pm

Ok guys for me my Canon Powershot SD IS is now working! I bought this off of ebay for 30 bucks thinking I could maybe fix it. They listed it having the lens error and Casio ex-s100 lens error figured I would give what the forums were saying a shot. I probably tapped the thing 20 times and threw it on my bed 10 times. I took a piece of casio ex-s100 lens error and tried cleaning out the lens. I took the battery out and blew as hard as I could in that area. I tapped the plastic usb cover hard about 10 times. Up until that point it just kept giving me the error message. So finally I saw a suggestion that said to GENTLY tap the usb plastic thing while trying to turn on the camera. INSTANTLY the first time I tried it worked. I used q-tips to clean off the lens and other areas and used a piece of paper to get in between the lens to loosen any dirt. Ive been playing with it for about 20 minutes now and its working. All in all it took about an hour to get it to working, but now I have a $ camera for 30 bucks. Thanks you guys! You are AWESOME!

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Posted April 23, am

Gave camera a good whack on the side with my hand as I turned it on. Seems to have done the trick

Posted April 20, pm

Gave this camera to my wife years ago. We have gotten some real impressive images and we have been totally pleased. Camera is well cared for but recently began the B18 problem. The lens would extend and retract but would sometimes get stuck out. Whacking it on the side seems to have reset casio ex-s100 lens error. We shall see.

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Posted April 19, am

My SD had been a great camera till the E18 error came out of the blue. The last picture I took before the error was blurred, and wouldn't focus, then this error appeared.

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Posted April 16, am

My four year old G9 developed this the day I bought my Fuji X I think it is jealous. I have never experienced this error before and it has been dropped a couple of times. (whose hasn't after four years?) The lens is retracted, will not extend no matter what I do. I have opened this baby twice to step error code 80004005 copy database the sensor (which is bullshit) and there is a video on YouTube on how to do it. A little dicey and you need to be gentle and patient, casio ex-s100 lens error. I am going to try that next, wish me luck.

Posted April 11, am

My Powershot SX is about 3 years old.

I let the battery run down while I was using it, and when I replaced the battery I got the message "Lens Error, casio ex-s100 lens error. Restart the Camera." When I couldn't "restart" I called Canon Tech Support. They gave me the sequence to remove battery, etc., and when the error was still there they said it requires a factory repair at $, and also suggested a "loyalty" offer to trade in the camera.

That's when I found the E18 website and followed the steps. When I got to the step of tapping (relatively hard)the USB connection port, magically the casio ex-s100 lens error started and is now working perfectly. Wow!! Wonder if someone should tell Cannon telephone tech people about it (lol).

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Posted March 25, casio ex-s100 lens error, am

I havent used my ps a for quite sometime and just today when I tried using it, the lens got stuck.

I tried turning the lens, it worked! Thanks

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Posted March 23, pm

My lens was stuck and after reading how to fix it I tapped the usb port (Closed Cover)on a table and it worked!

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Posted March 19, am

This powershot A says "Lens error. restart camera" and shuts down.
I have protected it from dirt and unnecessary pressure on the lens.

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Posted March 10, am

my ixus camera bought few months ago had the problem of lens error. regret for not knowing this shortfall earlier, otherwise, I will not buy this camera. Canon has to arrest this problem, this is really a nuisance.

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Posted March 9, pm

I've had my S21S for 6 years. 3 months ago the E18 appeared. Now 3 months later, I found this website and followed the directions and presto, my camera is back in service. Just in time for my son's t-ball opening day tomorrow. Still have to manually press the lens to retract, casio ex-s100 lens error, but it works.

Posted March 8, casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

My Powershot S3 is fairly new and always in a camera bag. No damage whatsoever. I stated getting the message as snmpv3 error in authentication password. Very frustrating. I guess I should have researched better prior to making such an expensive purchase.

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Posted March 7, pm

I've had my Canon PowerShot S2 IS for about 6 years and today is the first time I've had the E18 message. Glad to have found this information because I found nothing about it in the user guide.

Posted March 6, pm

I bought a Canon Power Shot A IS in December and get the "lens error" message intermittently when focussing indoors. After casio ex-s100 lens error error message the camera just powers off and is fine when switched on again, until it happens again.

Posted March 5, pm

My IXUS has a lens error after only 14 months, it was not dropped or mistreated in any way and was hardly used and was always put back in its camera bag. The cost of repair at Canon far exceeds cost of new comparable camera.

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Posted March 4, am

I have had my Canon PowerShot Tablas de errores de windows for many years. I love it except for its E18 errors. When it was fairly new, I sent it to Canon for repair, casio ex-s100 lens error. But after its return, it continued to happen with every use. But Canon told me to just turn it off, casio ex-s100 lens error, open the battery compartment, slide the batteries in and out, close the battery compartment, and restart my camera. That worked until last night. None of my tricks that I learned over the years worked. I thought it was finally dead as the E18 error was "permanent" and the lens was stuck in its open position. So before throwing the camera away, I found this site on the Web. Following the repair instructions (#2), using a can of dry air, I blew it around the lens opening. Turning it on, it immediately retracted the lens. So THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I'm sure I'll continue to have E18 errors, but now I have this new trick in my bag!

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Posted March 3, am

Follow-up on my post on January 6th : My PowerShot A60 is still working casio ex-s100 lens error after I put oil onto the lens movement. To people who want to try that: I think this solution of course only applies if your camera is getting quite old and the lenses have difficulties to move. For sure, do not even try it if it is broken, has a damaged part or other I did not get any sand or dust problem. Of course do not go at the beach canon pixma u130 error after applying the solution. But after a few days of removing the excess oil, the outer part of the lens dried and got okay, casio ex-s100 lens error. I hope my post can help some people.

Posted March 3, casio ex-s100 lens error, am

I got an canon Ixus for my christmas. It worked very well for over a casio ex-s100 lens error. My sister got the same one and on the same day the E18 came up. Now it sometimes workes but most of the time it doesn't. It was a very good camera. Hope the shop will fix it. I'm very dissapointed in canon!!!

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Posted February 26, am

I bought a new powershot elephant for my trip to the Galapagos islands and 2 days into my trip after 20 shots my lens will not tetract. I'm vey disappointed not to have a camera for my trip, casio ex-s100 lens error. No sandno dirt just broken camera

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Posted February 11, pm

My message here is to Peter who commented below and referred to me as a "Canonikans". You obviously know nothing if you put Sony at the top of the SLR Group. In both major survey on camera makers, Sony was ranked 26th and the 21 spot on point and shoots and Canon has been ranked 1st in both reports.

In the SLR segment, Sony was at 14th spot in DMC and 17th in the second. Funny, Canon ranked number 1 in casio ex-s100 lens error and Nikon placed 2nd and then 3rd in the SLR segment, Sony is not even in the same ballpark.

On the Point and Shoot cameras, Canon placed first in both reports and Nikon placed 14th and then 11th( a little rough for Nikon but they are definitely better at their SLR's than their point and shoot cameras).

I say this to defend your ridiculous remarks about even comparing a Sony to a Canon camera. Also, because of your remark about calling us "Canonikans". The Canons completely blow every point and shoot out of the water. Yes they get lens casio ex-s100 lens error but so do every brand, casio ex-s100 lens error, do a search and you'll see. In fact, I would say Sony's get far more errors than Canons do, don't believe it just do a search for yourself and see. The bad part about the Sony is that when they do work, they have horrible photo quality to begin with. Anyone who owns a Powershot knows what I'm talking, for those that made the mistake of a Sony, you know exactly what I'm referring too. The quality photo quality of Sony is hideous. In fact, Canon is probably the most reliable point and shoot camera out there, not to mention the fact that they out perform every point and shoot in photo quality. All of the other brands are famous for lens errors too, maybe it's because people take them to the beach where there is sand or drop them on a hard surface. Sure products can just break on their own, I had two Olympus lens errors and horrible picture quality before moving up to Canon. I did nothing two the Olympus cameras to cause either lens error, they just happened. Granted, most of the older Powershots are far better than the newer digital cameras as a whole, maybe that's why so many people prefer to fix the older Powershots that they have. I just had my lens error repaired and it's working perfectly again now, actually better than it ever has! If you have them serviced correctly when they break and take care of it, they are the best cameras to own. Take it from a "Canonikans", I'm talking from a lot of experience as a photographer - something which I can tell you know nothing about!

Posted February 10, am

I have two at once now, not happy at all !!

The ixus 70 and the powershot SX IS. I will have them checked but I hope it will not cost me too much money (like zero); I would happily leave Canon forever over this (I'm Sony for SLR, never looked back, forget what the Canonikans say)

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Posted February 9, pm

I have a Powershot A I tried the option of tapping the USB port on a desk. It got the camera working again.
Thanks for the helpful info.

Posted February 6, pm

I have big cameras but on long trips into the wild, dronen nights outs or just to have in your pocket with you all day, they are too precious to take along.
So that's why I have small pocket cameras aswell.
After worn out a lot of them I found the Canon Ixus 75, what an encredible beautiful pictures it made!
Just perfect, but yes I made trips on the beach, and yes it has been on bumpy roads so I also received the rrrrrrrrrr beep beep lens error, restart camera. Therefore I bought the Ixusbut only after a year this one also makes the error! I have learned from my previous experiences and really took great care of this one, so it shouldnt have happened!
I am actually very disappointed and also about the quality of the pictures, where are the beauiful colours, but I think I should post that on another website!
Thanks!

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Posted January 29, pm

I have a Canon Powershot A 16 megapixel camera. I dropped it while it was on yesterday. I had a lens error but I forced it open and it was working fine. Today it wouldn't open by itself so I read somewhere that I should tap it while turning it on to snap it open. This works (just enough so i can pull out the lenses) but its not in focus so i put it in focus manually with my hands. It has trouble zooming in and out by itself and makes a lot of clicking sounds. I tried moving it into place one click and its out of focus so i turn it more and hear more clicks until it is in focus. Even when I get it in focus it cannot zoom in and out by itself. When i shut it off it doesn't close on its own either.

Help.

I don't think its a sand or dirt problem since I dropped it while it was open. I did all of the steps though (cleaned it, casio ex-s100 lens error, tapped it, everything) but so far the only thing that works is pulling the lenses out or banging it until the lense pops out enough for me to manually focus it.

Is there a specific way I should be turning it? Can I get it so that it finally can click itself into place and zoom in and out by itself?

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Posted January 28, am

Mine was Canon Power Shot SD model

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Posted January 28, am

I have no idea what exactly workedI just followed the instructionstook the battery out and then in, in record modealso used my hair dryer in cool air mode for few seconds in front casio ex-s100 lens error the lens as well as, tapped the USB side of it and it worked. Thank you very much!

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Posted January 21, pm

I had E18 in the SD bought for a penny on eBay. The symptoms were:
- motor spins, but lens stays retracted
- when I tried to "help" the lens by turning it by hand, a grinding noise was heard.

I followed these two excellent guides

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to take the camera apart and get header is corrupt error the lens gears. One of the gears turned out to broken (see pictures: sprers.eu?authkey=Gv1sRgCNnqvvbLzuHpAw# ).
The repair options: to buy the gear (part number W) from HK or US dealers on eBay ( Euros) or, better, buy the entire lens assembly for Euros, and get the gear from it. As the last resort, the entire lens assembly can be replaced (you will have to move the CCD to the new lens in this case).

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Posted January 11, pm

I dropped my SD IS and the lens is now stuck out. The lens is like at angle now. How do I fix this?!

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Posted January 10, pm

For the guy below that dropped his SD in the sand. That's a temporary fix, the error will come back almost every time. Getting it serviced by a shop is usually the best bet, these cameras seem to be perfect once correctly serviced. The sand will move around in time and you'll be back to the lens error when you need it most. Getting it repaired properly is the best option.

Posted January 10, am

Have PowerShot SD IS. Fell at beach with lens opened and would not close (gave error and shut down). Did suggestions but didn't work at first. When I lightly tapped base while turning on power button, it finally closed. Working OK now. Thanks!

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Posted January 6, pm

I got the E18 error on my Canon PowerShot A It has been working well for the last 7 years and nothing special happened to it recently: no sand or it has not been dropped. I think it is just getting old. I turned it on and off many time casio ex-s100 lens error see that the lens motors were moving slow and were kind of working a little hard to make the lenses move. So I guessed after 7 years casio ex-s100 lens error was time for a refresh. I put a little lubricating houshold oil in between the two lens moving parts (I guess any clear oil would do a similar job, olive oil may taste good) :). There is two concentric moving parts, casio ex-s100 lens error, so I put oil at two places in-between the two lens moving parts.
Now everything is working well. The lenses are moving at a faster speed with less difficulties. Only time will tell me if this easy solution will last. Of course the outside of the lens is a little bit sticky because of the oil, casio ex-s100 lens error, so you need to be more careful with dust and use a tissue to remove excess oil from time to time.
I guess not all E18 errors are that easy to fix, but at least it works for my case. I hope this post can solve other people E18 problem.

Posted January 6, am

My 6month old Cannon powershot ELPHHS got this error. I followed all the steps (except compressed air) in sprers.eu?v=AkEfnF6zVxc--very helpful, casio ex-s100 lens error, but they didn't work. I feel as if there's dust or something in the lens still. thanks

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Posted January 6, am

I have a Canon IXY Digital I'm not sure if the battery died, or the camera accidently turned on in my pocket but the lens got stuck in the extended position. Now I have the E18 error too. :(

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Posted January 5, pm

The lens no longer comes out when turning the camera on. When I turn casio ex-s100 lens error camera off it beeps about 5 times and shows this message: Error with lens. Will shut off automatically. Restart camera. I contacted Canon about 5 days ago and have not gotten a reply yet so I emailed them again today. We'll see what happens. It was a great camera when it was working

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Posted January 5, am

I have a Power shot SX cannon camera, I was using it to take a picture outside and I extended the lens, after that the camera hanged. so I turned it off and the lens didn't go all the way back in. And When I try to turn it on, it will say "Lens error reset camera"!!
please helpppp

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Posted January 5, am

I have an IXUS ,and it would not respond to power other than Canon pixma mp 150 e3 error Failure. After trying all recommended remedies, there was no success. I bit the bullet and took off the front and back covers, disconnected every ribbon wire plug I could find, replaced them all and had success with all operations. Hope this helps somebody with there solution. All the wiring is ribbon wire with plugs so it is not daunting.

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Posted January 4, am

I bought a Cannon S3 IS sometime ago. The lens is stuck, but it only says Lens Error. I don't see the S3 included in your Lens Error Is this the same problem?

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Posted December 30, am

Brand new Canon PowerShot A Have used it maybe 4 times and taken maybe 30 pictures. Camera is still very clean. Out for a walk yesterday and took a few shots and the lense did not go back in when I power off camera. I get a lense error message (no E18 code) and the camera automatically shuts casio ex-s100 lens error. Tried the various methods to try to fix it and it doesn't work.

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Posted December 30, am

I bought the Canon IXUS HS about a month ago from amazon. I then went to australia for a month about a week leter. 1 week in and I tried to zoom in to take a photo, when the zoom got to about x then lens retracted and the following message was displayed on the screen "Lens Error Will shut down automatically Restart camera". Everytime I tried to turn it on and use the zoom for the next couple of hours it would display the same message. The next day I turned it on and it was working fine, then the day after the error started again, and since then I haven't been able to use the zoom. This has really annoyed me because the only reason i got this camera was so I could take some good shots while I was in australia, when the camera works it's great, but having experienced this issue and having read about all the other canon cameras that have the same problem, I'm shocked that they have let it go on this long, it is a disgrace.

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Posted December 27, pm

Canon Powershot SDIS.
On vacation 1 year ago camera and just quit working - lens won't retract. Didn't get dropped or bumped. Camera was about 14 months old and used very little, casio ex-s100 lens error. Went to Walmart (in Cancun) and bought an inexpensive Olympus which has been working great. I also have a Canon Powershot S3IS that has a similar issue the shutter is stuck and will not take pictures or record (unless you consider solid black a picture). Oh well, live and learn. I have purchased my last Canon product!

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Posted December 27, am

I am so glad I came across this forum! I'll admit, It was totally my fault that my camera was getting the lense error. I was playing with my Godson and the camera was on the floor with the lense out and I leaned into it. I went to the camera shop today, but since it was the day after Christmas they were closed. I decided I'd do some research on google, but didn't think I'd have much luckwell.I tried the whole turning the lense gently and I heard it click into place. I turneed the camera on again and to my surprise, NO ERROR! The camera is working perfectly again! Thanks so much to everyone for posting your tips on fixing the issue! I wish the camera was working for Christmas, but atleast I didn't have to pay money or send it away! Yay!

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Posted December 26, pm

I HAD E18 ERROR MESSAGE AND I GOT IT RECTIFIED AT MATA ELECTRONICS( Casio ex-s100 lens error SERVICE CENTRE) NO 86, SP RD, NEAR TOWN HALL, BANGALORE 2. MY CAMERA IS WORKING PERFECTLY AFTER SERVICE AND THANX TO MR VIJAY. CONTACT

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Posted December 26, pm

It stopped working out of the blue. It was fine one minute than stuck the next.

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Posted December 26, am

OMG this is so strange, Mark-had the same problem with my Powershot A IS on xmas eve and couldnt take pics on xmas(bummer).On boxing day while on this forum it just started workingrrrreallly?
i guess its skip work on xmas:/

Posted December casio ex-s100 lens error, pm

Canon PowerShot S Couldn't take ANY xmas eve pictures due to this stupid error (very first occurrence of it, after 8 years of ownership)! Next morning, it was back to normal as if nothing had ever happened! Grrrrrrrr!

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Posted December 25, pm

sprers.eu
The above website had a lot more things to try to correct this problem. It worked for me!

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Posted December 25, am

Have a Power Shot S50 with E18 message. Used compressed air around casio ex-s100 lens error and problem is gone! Thanks for the tip!!!

Posted December 18, pm

Back again - I tried Jim's suggestion about gently twisting the extended lens. Worked a treat. Thanks Jim. A much cheaper solution than taking it to Canon for repairs. Helen - Western Australia

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Posted December 18, pm

This problem happened to my Canon IXUS IS camera yesterday. Have been quoted $ just to look at the camera. Alternatively, told it could be caused by the battery (another $79 to repair).

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