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Has Canon fixed the zoom mechanism on its digital cameras that resulted in an E18 error yet?

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2010-01-02 17:46:06

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The "E18 error" is a code that flashed on the screen of many older

models of Canon cameras if the camera encountered problems during

the lens extension process. Many things can cause this problem,

such as the lens being obstructed during extension, or from sand or

grit interference in the gearing mechanism, or from actual physical

damage, such as from dropping the camera.

This problem is still common today for ALL makes of cameras that

use telescopic lens barrels (not just Canon cameras). Other camera

makers commonly use the error term "lens error, restart camera" to

flash on the LCD screen when this problem occurs. Canon's choice to

originally use the cryptic "E18 error" for this problem just made

the problem seem to be strictly a Canon issue.

Fortunately there are many online guides that illustrate several

techniques to repair this problem. Many of these techniques do not

involve opening the camera case. They may be quickly found by

conducting a simple search engine search for "lens error

repair".


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