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I have the same problem with my Canon S3 IS. I was about to buy a new camera and somehow bumped into this post. I tried this solution twice and it WORKS. Thanks a lot.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 19, 2019


First of all, do not save any new file to camera's memory card.

Take out memory card, and connect it to computer using a card reader. You should see memory card shown as a drive letter (like H:) in Windows Explorer.
Download this camera photo recovery software
http://www.asoftech.com/apr/
Install and open the photo recovery software, select the memory card, and click 'Start' button.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 14, 2019


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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 13, 2019


I have purchased recently canon ixus 130, the camera automatically shuts down after some 30 sec& shows a messege 'camera error,restart camera will autometically shut down error
E32.'

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 14, 2019


Maybe the charger is not working. Can you check it with a multimeter? Or the camera was damaged, or some blown fuse.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).

To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 25, 2019


I have had success with this... Download the program
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You have to use a card reader either on your computer or an external USB card reader. Put the card in the card reader, open the recovery program, then select the drive where files are deleted, then press "Start" and wait for it to do it's magic.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 28, 2018


It is a flaw well know by users of Canon Powershot and Ixus cameras and is currently not acknowledged by Canon as a flaw in camera design.


HOW IT ALL WORKS:

Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.

Apparently, people who posted about this incident on forums say they had to send the camera for repair and that Canon has horrible customer support and response time.

Here is how the E18 error looks like. You just get a black screen with small "E18" sign in the lower-left corner:

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The problem usually happens because dirt or sand get into the lens mechanism. But it seems that more and more people are showing, who took great care of their camera, and still started receiving E18 errors.

Instructions

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.

If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses to repair it for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try some of the methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methods have helped a lot of people fix their cameras.

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Canon has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.

2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.

3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very often in works.

4) Try forcing the camera lens:

Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Canon cameras and fixing the E18 error. (NOTE: Try this only if your camera is no longer under warranty!) It is a great guide with pictures and it can be found at

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http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Same problem here - the forum posting on the SD 500 seems to be a bit more active (for the same problem).

http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem

I have been trying to get some images or a service manual for the SD 700, with no luck...

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


its probably already on its way out. I am wondering why you are asking such a question on a forum rather than taking it straighyt to a camera store to have it fixed before it becomes totally fused.

Longer you use it ij this condition the more it will cost to fix

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Most of cameras have a "review" button that looks like playback button on you DVD players and such. You can either delete all pictures in that playback mode or select pictures one at a time. Cameras usually have the DELETE button marked as a trash can symbol. They also ask you to confirm delete, and you will need to mode the cursor to "yes". Alternatively, you can delete images directly from the card. If you computer does not have a card reader, you can buy a USB card reader for under 10 dollars in just about any store that sells electronics.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 19, 2018


Focus on the nearest edges.. that will give you a "beep" sound which confirms the focus is established. You may need to turn the "beep" sound on from the settings. Hope it helps. Cheers !

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 04, 2018

Tip

Shutter Speed Problem with Canon G11?


If you are in M mode or Tv (Time Value mode or in fact Shutter Speed mode) and the Control Wheel does not seem to be changing your Shutter Speed properly:
There was a design change between the G10 and G11 and it is possible for lubricant to be placed onto a contact, rendering the contact dysfunctional.
There is a gap around the circumference of the Control Wheel that allows a very brief single squirt of WD Contact Cleaner.
One squirt, then rotate the wheel in both directions for a few seconds.

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on Aug 18, 2018 | Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera

Tip

Problems with Control Wheel on Canon G11


There have been reports by many Canon G11 owners of malfunctions of the Control Wheel on the back.
This problem often is due to a lubricant used on the G11.
Cleaning the contacts underneath the Control Wheel will resume normal operation of the camera.
I use an electrical contract cleaner I purchase from Amazon. See photo

I don't take the camera apart at all.
I merely use the thin straw-like attachment to the spray can and inject a small amount of Contact Cleaner into the space under the Control Wheel, using the space that is around the circumference of the wheel.

Spray, rotate to distribute, spray, rotate to distribute, etc.

Only a very tiny amount of Contact Cleaner will be necessary.

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on Aug 16, 2018 | Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera


Fixya is unable to suggest sources for Canon strap mounts.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 25, 2018


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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 19, 2018


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