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Canon 20d - lens stuck / jammed

My wife's camera has a lens that is jammed on the body... Canon 20D... the lense is broken and it was put on the body to see if it still worked (it didn't) and now it's jammed on there. the release mechinism seems to work but it's stuck on the body. how can we release the lens?

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    same probleme, need fix....

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HI BRIAN ,,I AM SAGHA CAMERA REPAIRER,I THINK UR PROBLEM OCCURS DUE TO JAMMING OF PLASTIC MOUNT ON THE METAL BODY OF 20D.TRY THIS

1} LUBRICATE THE JUNCTION WHERE LENS GET ATTACHED TO THE BODY WITH KEROSENE THEN TRY TO RELEASE THE LENS.REMOVE THE BATTERY FROM CAMERA ,TRY AND HEAT UP THE JUNCTION WITH HAIR DRYER A LITTLEBIT THEN TRY TO RELEASE THE LENS.

2}IF THIS THING ALSO DOESN'T WORK THEN YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE THE LENS PLASTIC MOUNT PUT SOME SHARP KNIFE LIKE OBJECT IN THE JUNCTION OF LENS & CAMERA & THEN PUSH IT UPWARDS WHICH WILL BREAK ONE OF THE PLASTIC LENS MOUNT COLLOR AND LENS WILL COME OUT WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR CAMERA .LATER YOU CAN GET REPLACED THE LENS MOUNT FROM SERVICE PERSON. BUT NOW ATLEAST YOU CAN USE CAMERA WITH OTHER LENSES.

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What is error 99 in canon eos 20d


It's a frustrating catch all error and needs service.The camera may have any one of numerous issues or lens issues. If you have more than one lens, see if the error occurs with both lenses on. If not then it's a lens error. A camera repair facility can plug unit the camera and download a more accurate troubleshooting code. Royal Camera Service in Hanover Park, IL is good source for this problem. The replaced the shutter on my 20D when I got the error 99 code.

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Canon eos 20d error 99


1.Remove the battery, lens and CF card. Allow the camera to sit without power for 20 minutes and then reinsert a fully charged battery.
2.Turn the camera on and push the shutter button as if you were taking a picture.
3. If you don't get the error message reattach the lens and insert the CF card.
4. Check the below canon eos 20d service manual link:
http://goo.gl/YtVLQR

it will help you to save a lot of money
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Error 99 is a result of an electronic communication problem normally between the lens and the camera body.

Use a red pencil eraser to "polish" the contacts even if they look clean do it again.
Take care to keep dirt out of the camera and lens bodies.

Another thing is often times the camera firmware needs to be updated to move on from this.

Another thing is the CF cards? The 20D was in an era where pretty well the larges CF card was a 2gig,I use several 1gig however if you have updated your cards to say an 8gig the firmware just can't handle the card.

Okay moving on clean the lens and body, update firmware, make sure the CF card isn't beyond the camera capabilities and last if all that stuff didn't work the it's possible the actual sensor is really dirty and needs cleaning.

The worst case scenario is that the shutter has failed. The Canon 20D is only good for 60,000 actuation's.

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I just received the canon EF 100-400m lens for Christmas. I was using it on my canon EOS 20D and it just shut down. I thought I had a dead battery but even after charging the batery, I couldn't get my...


I've had this happen right in the middle of a shoot, what I found first was that I had pushed the lens release button and the lens moved ever so slightly but enough to mess up the connections and everything went dead. Another thing is not having the battery at a full charged but if it's not coming on at all I'd be checking the battery door make sure it's latched securely. Next make sure the Card is down and locked in the seat and the card door is closed and locked. Clean the contacts on the camera body and lens (this generally gives an error 99 though) with a red soft pencil eraser keep the lens as vertical as possible when lightly cleaning (polishing) the lens contacts. Keep the lens cavity pointing down as much as possible while cleaning (polishing) the body contacts another thing and my 20D is coming due for this as well is a back up battery this replacement is found on page 35 of your manual Oops not manual here is a diagram
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You can also check your viewfinder focus, it has a small dial upper right, that you can fine tune to focus to your own eyesight. If it is way off, your view will always appear to be out of focus.
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There is no need to download software before using the camera, however, I would suggest going to Canon's website and downloading the firmware upgrades for it. Here's the link:
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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 eaaa19b.jpgb9433a1.jpggood luck!! have a nice day :) :) :)

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take out battery for a few mins and that resets the error, well it worked. or Before I reset it, take off the lens and put it back on.
i heard that some have problems with the lexar cards.
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in short, format the card every so offten in the camera and see if that fixes it.
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