Introduction

Canon "E-18 error" happens when the lens gets stuck in the extended position. The LCD will display a little E-18 in the lower-left corner and start beeping.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Place camera lens facing upwards on the table.
    • Place camera lens facing upwards on the table.

    • Press and hold down the power button.

    • Simultaneously press down the shutter button.

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  3. Replace the batteries in the camera.
    • Replace the batteries in the camera.

    • To open the battery cover slide the black lever on the underside of the camera and pull the cover toward the front.

    • Remove the old batteries from the camera and wait a few moments.

    • Put in a fresh set of batteries.

    • Close battery slide and power camera back on.

  4. Put blow dryer in the "no heat" setting prior to plugging it in.
    • Put blow dryer in the "no heat" setting prior to plugging it in.

    • Plug in and turn the blow dryer on.

    • Blow air in the gaps between the lens.

Conclusion

In conclusion, using this guide to fix the E-18 on the lens of the Canon PowerShot A80,will allow the camera to capture photos once again. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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