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Canon EOS 40D - Error 99

Hi Guys , I was in Sea World Today - Shamu the killer Whale killed my camera - I was taking some phorographs and Shamu let fly a shower of water , barely getting the camera with a mist , then the error 99 came up - The camera only got a slight mist , with no excess water at all , Can anyone help please ?

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  • walshandrew Jan 01, 2009

    Thanks a Million JC Will Try that

  • walshandrew Jan 02, 2009

    Thank you very Much - That worked just Great - Working as good as new now , Thanks again - Andy - Tipperary Ireland

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The 40D is not a water resistant camera body. It is VERY important to keep it from getting wet, even "just a little mist".

The first thing you need to do is remove the battery, and the lens. Then let the camera dry out in a warm and not-humid location for a few days. Do NOT try to power it up until you are 100% certain that it is dry.

The water at Sea World has salt in it. You may have salt in an electrical connection, even after the water has dried. You can try using a swab very lightly moistened with rubbing alcohol to dry the connections you can reach - the battery connection and the connections between the camera body and the lens (clean the connections on the lens as well as the camera body). Then let the camera dry AGAIN for at least 24 hours before you reattach the lens and insert the battery.

If these do not fix the camera then you will need to send it in to Canon for cleaning and refurbishing.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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