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This is the best solution for a common problem that no one has an answer for. Not even Canon.
I'm not a camera guru, but this is a common Canon Eos issue that's been around for a while and Canon will just replace the control board. There are multiple ways this error can come about, and this looks like the only viable solution.
Give it a shot?
Posted on Dec 31, 2012
Go on line to the manufacturer Canon and request a list of codes or the owner's manual for your camera!
Posted on Dec 31, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
'Error 99' indicates some problem with
the AF contacts. This is a common error in Canon lenses. It could
indicate a very simple problem like dirty contacts or a much serious
one like the breakage of USM cable.
As a first step, you can try cleaning the lens and body contacts (the metal contacts between the lens and body) using a pencil eraser. Be careful to hold the body facing down so that no dust falls inside. After cleaning both the lens and the body contacts, re-attach the lens and try shooting. If the AF does not work still, you need to take the lens to an authorized service center.
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Cannon Eos
Possible failure of the lens servo system, it can be that the driver has failed ,the motor or the mechanism is failed or jammed.
If you can tap with the lens hood on your palm with the battery removed, then try with the battery inserted back to the camera.
If not remove the covers check for the motor voltage, if present motor is faulty.
If not the processor controller can be defective.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
SOURCE: My new canon rebel T2i/EOS
A 5 error is the camera thinks the flash is not raising. Look near the hinge for a small button and see if it is up or down. This lets the camera know is the flash is up or down and if the button is stuck down you will hear the motor fire a few times and it will then error.
Unfortunately, this is one of the problems that starts to appear on cameras with pop-up flashes. You can hit the button and pull it up at the same time. Only other option is to send it to Canon to get it repaired.
or, Get an Speedlite like the 430EXII or 580EXII. The flash unit may make your camera bigger, but the results will be much better once you learn flash techniques.
Posted on Mar 12, 2011
I use B&K camera supply in New York. If it is available, they will know for sure. There are about 10,000 different cross matches possible but without having all the specs, I won't tell you something that I just 'think' is right.
Posted on Dec 23, 2012
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