I mentioned about my Ixus i Zoom’s E18 error yesterday right? I did a search on the net and guess what!?!??! It can be easily fixed! The camera don’t have to go RIP 😛 I tried the options provided to Repair Canon E18 Error but nothing work!
This is my camera taken with my sis’ camera, luckily she’s back in time as I need a camera later for food tasting session. Phew… This is what you see… The lens cannot retract at all…
After all the steps, we had to go to the extreme by dismantling it but this is not that extreme yet as we only dismantled it halfway and some people actually went even more extreme by banging the camera to hard surface with full force and it works! 😛 I did try to bang it but I dare not to bang too hard because I’m afraid later it leads to another problem, the CCD problem due to the impact which would be worst than this E18.
So… Dismantling it that’s it but to no avail.
Still cannot fix it because we dared not to go further, there are too many “layers” so we screwed everything back in place. Had to go further by dismantling even more pieces to take out the lens.
Basically every part of it have to come off. Pretty risky. So decided to bring it to camera shop and ask them dismantle it, it shouldn’t be too expensive as the major problem for E18 is due to dust or sand or the lens might have come out from its intended place and got stuck due to some unintended impact, there is nothing to replace according to the website, just need to place the lens back to its original location and clean the surrounding. So need people with the skill to do it.
Any place to recommend?