20 Most Recent Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers


Do you have mirror lockup on? Custom function 5, where 0 is disabled, 1 is enabled. If 0 then it needs repair.

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Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015


Just found this info which should help diagnose the err 99 issues (info direct from Canon apparently)

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert only a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.


Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.


Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, then the CF card is faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
If the “ERR 99′ message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
If you see the “ERR 99′ with a different Canon lens attached, then the camera is faulty and should be serviced.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Mar 19, 2013


If your cards work properly in another camera, the problem is most likely caused by one or more of the CF Card pins being bent inside your camera. Sometimes, if a card gets a small piece of sand or debris in one of the holes, it can cause it to push one of the pins in the camera straight back out of its hole.
Bob Kilbournwww.camerarepairs.com

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Oct 29, 2011


Try going into the menu and turning off the lock for shooting without a lens. Then try firing it without a lens to see if it works. Very often a lens problem can cause the Err 99 message.

Also, check to make sure the pop-up flash is not stuck down. That could also cause it.

Unless you have used your camera a LOT, it shouldn't be a bad shutter. They usually only quit after many years of use. I think Canon quotes 125,000 shots as the normal life of a shutter in a digital SLR.

CameraRepairs

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Oct 29, 2011


Canon EOS cameras manufactured in the late 1980s to early 1990s have an internal foam bumper for the shutter curtain which deteriorates with time, breaking down into an oily black tar. The tar oozes down and gets onto the shutter blades, causing them to stick. This results in the shutter either failing to open altogether or opening too slowly, resulting in blank or unexposed photographs.
cleaning procedure. Take a cotton swab and put a tiny bit of isopropyl alcohol or lighter fluid on it. Don’t drench it - you just want it slightly moist. Rub the tip of the swab on the oily patch, back and forth extremely lightly. You don’t want to apply any pressure, as the shutter curtain is fragile and easily bent and destroyed. Keep lightly rubbing the swab back and forth until the oil is entirely gone. Alcohol is a weaker solvent and so it may take a minute or two of gentle movement to dissolve the oil. Remember to do both sides of the shutter - you’ll have to move the mirror upwards to get the inner side, so don’t get any fingerprints on it. The easiest way to do this is to set the camera into mirror lockup mode (assuming your camera has the ability) and starting the self-timer.
That should fix the camera for the time being. Of course, the foam bumper is still there and continuing to degrade, so you’ll have to do this cleaning every now and again unless you pay to have it replaced. How often depends on your camera. Mine has gone for a year since the last cleaning without problems.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Jun 14, 2011


Your problem description is as if FixYa has just walked into the middle of a conversation, you haven't stated a problem

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011


Okay I understand you are frustrated but if you could explain the problem maybe there is help. I own a Canon Elan 7Ne myself and will attempt to solve your problem if you tell me what it is.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


Unless you describe the problem and the makes and models of both cameras then it's impossible to offer assistance.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on May 15, 2010


Try a different lens. That lens may not be suitable for the camera if it is not a canon lens. If it is a canon lens and you get that error wil all lenses then you will need to have the camera repaired.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Apr 29, 2010


Not typically, the manufacturers use different components so that shouldn't be the problem

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Apr 29, 2010


Hi there please click the link below for free manual.
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Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010


Error 99 also refers to communication problems between lens and camera, so worth cleaning the contacts...you can't lose anything in doing so.
1. Take your battery out and reinsert it - this will clear it.
2. Clean your lens contacts carefully with a plastic pencil eraser. Sometimes corroded contacts can cause errors like this.
3. Try the camera with different lenses - if it is occuring with several lenses, it may point more strongly to a camera fault.
4. Make sure you have the latest firmware installed.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009


I hope this manual from the site is close enough to be helpful. The manual on below site is for Canon EOS Elan 7e.

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/canon/canon_elan_7e/canon_elan_7e.htm

Good Luck!

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Aug 21, 2009


err99 is a generic error code that the camera cannot identify to a particular component.

One thing to try is to switch off, remove the lens and clean the gold contacts on the camera and lens.

This is a common cause for err99 and in a lot of cases cures the problem

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009


try cleaning the battery contacts and the contact spring tabs in the battery compartment... also visually check to make sure the tabs are sticking out to make good contact with the battery terminals.

Also here's an excerpt from a canon blog ..it's a quote from a Canon usa service guy...

hope it's a help for you..
One of our participants in the long comment thread below (Tom) got this in a message from Canon USA. It may help some of you isolate the problem before you post a comment/question.
To isolate the cause of the issue, we suggest that you do the following:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If it does, then the camera should be
serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most
likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser
or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the
camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
If the “ERR 99′ message only appears when one particular lens is
attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
If you see the “ERR 99′ with a different Canon lens attached, then the
camera should be serviced.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on May 27, 2009


There are two versions of this problem: 1. The flash does not pop-up. 2. The flash does pop-up.

Here’s the fix to the err05 msg when the flash does pop-up. This will work on the XTi and perhaps on similar Canon cameras:

The pop-up flash has two legs. Look at the pivot point of the right leg (”right” when looking into the lens). Just in front of the pivot is a very small spring-load pin on the “roof” of the camera body.
This pin is the sensor that tells the camera the state of the flash. The pin is pushed down when the pop-up flash is closed and is suppose to quickly spring up when the flash is opened. Problem is, the pin sometimes gets dirty and drags. When it is slow to spring up … you get the err05 message.

Fix: Take a small jeweler’s screwdriver and dip the tip in isopropyl alcohol. (Don’t use any other solvent unless it’s designed for cleaning electronic parts!) Then touch the screwdriver tip to the pin. Do this several times until the pin area is nicely wet. Then push the pin up and down until it is able to spring up quickly.

Enjoy.

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on May 26, 2009


You may need a technician (contact photo store or Canon)to physically clean your sensor. You can also do it yourself by purchasing a device such as found on this site http://www.visibledust.com/

Canon EOS Elan... | Answered on Apr 04, 2009

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