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Error 99 on Canon SLR Cameras

This is the way you can fix error 99 on canon SLR cameras


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This is what the people at the canon tech support say to do for error 99



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The guy at tech support listened and then told me that the lens contacts were dirty and to get a pencil with an eraser on the end, just a regular old pencil with a red rubber eraser. Detach the lens from the camera, hold it so that the lens’ gold contacts are pointing down and lightly erase their exposed surface, cleaning them of any hand oil that might have gotten on them.

Do the same thing with the gold contacts inside the camera body. This is a bit harder but it’s doable: just hold camera so lens opening points down so no gunk falls in. Erase lightly. I used a lens cloth and dabbed at the contacts rather than blow them so as not to blow the erasings inside the camera.

I did this to each of my three lenses just to be sure. Lo and behold, it worked



hope this works for you!!!! have a nice day!! :) :)

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how do i fix error 99 on my camera


Error 99 is Canon's catchall error, basically meaning "none of the above." The most common cause is miscommunication between the lens and the camera body. Take the lens off the camera and clean the electrical contacts, both on the back of the lens and in the mount on the body. Try a different lens if one is available.

Mar 01, 2012 | Canon EOS 3000 Kit 35mm SLR Camera

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Hi, I've been taking pictures outside when I've got error 99 on my Canon 40D. It was dump outside so when I came home I put the camera in the warm place for the night. Next morning it was warking fine and I left it on the table for a day, in the evening I've got the same error 99.


this is what the canon people say to do for error 99


Read this!!!


The guy at tech support listened and then told me that the lens contacts were dirty and to get a pencil with an eraser on the end, just a regular old pencil with a red rubber eraser. Detach the lens from the camera, hold it so that the lens’ gold contacts are pointing down and lightly erase their exposed surface, cleaning them of any hand oil that might have gotten on them.

Do the same thing with the gold contacts inside the camera body. This is a bit harder but it’s doable: just hold camera so lens opening points down so no gunk falls in. Erase lightly. I used a lens cloth and dabbed at the contacts rather than blow them so as not to blow the erasings inside the camera.

I did this to each of my three lenses just to be sure. Lo and behold, it worked good luck have a nice day!!! :) :) :)

Jan 18, 2010 | Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera Digital...

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error 99 canon 30d slr camera


err 99 is moisture or dew inside the camera.

May 11, 2009 | Canon EOS 30D Digital Camera with 18-55...

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I have a digital slr 400d canon camera. It is getting the message error 99 after taking a few pictures. what can I do to get rid of it?


Hi There,
on these models the 99 code is generic, and can mean a bunch of different errors, but usually it is dirty contacts. It can be on the battery, or more likely between the lens and camera body.

Check out this link here, there are a lot of good things to try.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t142115-canon_displaying_err_99

Good luck. And don't listen to the comments that Canon is bad, I have had Canon's for years, and they are great cameras!

Dec 08, 2008 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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