The purpose of this article is for people who are security cameras. If your camera is still under warranty, Canon went near the garage and let them solve. If not, you can choose to pay around $ 150 to repair or try one of the simplest methods.
First of all, I want to explain what the E18. A web site in December, which would be a mistake, involving the lens unit or lens cover. Lens stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move the focus of the lens, the withdrawal can be turned off. This can happen if you apply pressure area around the lens, shooting modes (including dropping the camera), or sand or dust, if access to the lens. Small sign in the lower left corner of the lens stuck, you get a black screen “E18″, the camera beeps closed several times.
More recently, I saw some people online error. Happened in my Power Shot A520, as well as a couple of weeks, but thankfully, the camera is still under warranty, so the freedom Canon fixed. I decided to help those unfortunate camera is out of warranty, wrote this article.
Basically, you can try some simple things. I can not assure you that it will work for you, but I know that this method has helped some people to get rid of their problem E18:
1) A method of using a USB pads on the surface of a hard cap, for example, Office. I know this seems to be a simple operation, but you can get some dirt from the lens.
2) Try compressed air. Either end of the dry compressed air rifle to blow, and set the tip between the lens and the camera body to move the party to the tower and turn on the air conditioner lens. If we take away all the dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should work.
3) Another solution is to try the lens pushed into place. This is the most preferred method. Try it, and only if the camera is not covered by the warranty does not apply much pressure! If possible, back into the lens with a mild boost, great! If not, do not force it!
4) If there are no other jobs, there are several online guides to dismantle the camera and lens cleaning an entirely different language. Only when the camera warranty!