Not the same problem but hope this helps. I went to get it looked at by a dealer and they said it would cost 180 bucks. They said it was not worth it. Ok this is what I did to fix it. Mind you it can be a little difficult for the not so tech savy. First remove the batteries, then take all the screws out on the outside of camera, dont forget about the 2 under the battery cover and the one in the AV port. Carefully use a small flat tip screwdriver to pry the two plastic covers off. The hard part is over, now pull up the LCD, it is stuck on by double face tape. There is a silver cover 3 more screws to remove. Ok now for the easy part. Where the screen attaches to the motherboard there is some black tape low and behold under it is a connector. On my camera it was not connected very good. I pushed it back on and put it all together and now it works. 180 bucks saved. Hope this helps.
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your camera has system error, usually the lens unit doesn't reset after taking picture. it cause error message. you should contact to nikon service center and ask them repair cost. usually they will tell on the phone.
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Err 99 usually means your lens contacts are dirty either on the lens itself or on the camera.
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.
This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
The only thing not functioning was the lens I could turn on off see menus etc but could not take a picture and the lens would not retract - My husband cleaned the battery terminals on battery & in camera -IT WORKED !!!! good as new -
Error 99 is a general fatal error. which includes the problems above mentioned by Q4SteveB but also many others.
It can be caused by a dicky shutter, problems with the CF card interface.
If cleaning and trying a different lens has not worked. Not definitive but as a rule of thumb...
If it letting you take one picture then giving error 99.. and the picture is saved to the card (but may just be black) this is most likely the shutter needs replacing..
If it takes a picture and gives error 99 but there is no picture on the card or the picture is 0KB its a CF interface problem.
If you get an error 99 when you plug in the USB its a USB interface error, you can try a different cable but unfortunately in most cases if another lens or cable wont work it needs repair
there are two possible problem of your camera...change first the lens or try other lens if you have,normally the lens have an error is on wide position...if nothing happen when you change the lens the possible problem is the shutter of the camera.......