THE The camera fails to function. I get an error message telling me to turn the camera off/on or reinsert the battery. It usually works but lately that proceedure fails, I shut the camera off for about an hour then it dunctions correctly.
Has anuont experiemced this problem? Other than ther above is there any remedy. O loose a lot of good shots.
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Re: Failure to operate - reimsert battery
Replace the battery. After you turn it off for a while, the battery comes back just enough to allow operation for a short time. After that time is over, the camera doesn't operate. Then if it sits for a while, the battery can power the camera for another short time.
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This problem occurs when there is zoom-block problem. The solution is to change all the zoom-block, but normally this is more expensive than a new camera.
This mechanism fails due to sand, dust or just useful life expired.
Every time a digital camera acts strange, just remove he battery But not before al lights are out!!! When the camera is accessing the memory card a light will blink. As long as the light is blinking, don't switch off or remove the battery.
Removing the battery and reinserting it, has the same effect as a clod boot of a computer.
After this action any error should be gone. If an error keeps coming back something more serious is going on. Then contact a certified repair centre that services your brand of camera.
Always when an error occurs, switch off the camera. Wait till the memory access light stops burning or stops flashing (If it did)
Then remove the battery. This will be a signal to the camera, to start all over again, when the battery is placed back and the camera is switched on again.
In your case, the camera indicated an error with the lens, or the connection with the lens.
Carful remove the lens, as described in the manual. Check is all contacts are clean and intact and of course shiny. Just a spec of dust could be the culprit. Place the lens back and look and feel if it lock correct. Then try switching on the camera again.
If you are not sure the battery is charged completely, before placing it back, charge the battery.
Then reinsert the battery and hope the error does not come back. When the error comes back it is time to contact a service centre.
You don't need to drop a camera to get a lens error. Could be anything, from holding the camera in a wrong way (touching the lens barrel) or a bit of dust in the barrel or a gear, or a gear that breaks off. If the lens retracts correct when the camera is switched of, and comes out to the full extend when it is switched on, you should think everything is in working order. But when you say, the screen looks ver blurry that could be an indication, the lens is not coming out correct, or the focus mechanics does not work correct. I'm afraid you have to bring the camera in to a service centre (or buy a new one) if you can't solve this, by again take out the battery, charge the battery and reinsert the battery.
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 350d service manual link:
it will help you to save a lot of money
Hope it helps, Thanks
When switching it on you have to be sure you remove the lens cap beforehand as an error message will be displayed. If you do not see an error message and the cap is off, you might not have the updated firmware version 1.1. Nikon's website states: "When some new AA lithium batteries were inserted in the camera and the
camera was turned on, the camera sometimes failed to function. This
issue has been resolved." To download go to: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18049
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from
the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in
(preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera
on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK
button while turning the camera on. Fix #2:
If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was
still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when
new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it
removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on
with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a
reset in some cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you
don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card
and turn it on one last time
Error 99 is sort of a catch all error code. So it can mean a few things might be wrong.
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 a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
Does the "ERR 99" message appear? If it does, then the camera should be serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:
1. Turn off the camera. 2. Insert the CF card. 3. Turn on the camera. 4. Format the CF card in the camera.
Does the "ERR 99" message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
1. Turn off the camera. 2. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body. 3. Reattach your lens. 4. Turn on the camera.
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 should be serviced.
If you need to have it serviced go to the caon webpage and click on support. Try calling one of the support numbers or if available the live web help. They will then tell you how to get the camera to them and what to expect. I've found them to be real good to deal with which is always nice when you have a problem.
I have a similar problem. The contacts seem temperamental for the XSI on this lens. But strangely, I've found as long as you aren't focusing in on a bright image, it works just fine. The only thing I can figure is with a 300mm magnification is that it doesn't want to burn out the chip so it's a built-in protection of some sorts. Try cleaning both the contacts on the lens and the camera body gently. Does the problem happen as soon as you turn on the camera, or mid shot?