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Error code 99 when using EF 70-200l lens

My Canon EF 70-200L is giving my Canon Rebel XT an error code 99. I have had this problem on and off for some time now. I was told to clean the contacts where the lens mates to the camera but have very limited success with that fix. Can you help?

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Error code 99 means the lens is not communicating properly .

You need to remove the lens and clean it . Place it properly . If it is not placed properly you will receive this error .

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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.

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An easy remedy is to take a clean pencil eraser and lightly clean the contacts on the lens and the camera body. Be sure to not let any eraser crumbs fall into the camera body....
Reinstall the lens and see if your error is cleared.
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1. Solution: Remove and replace the battery.

Power the camera off
  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Wait 15 seconds.
  3. Replace the battery.
  4. Power the camera on.

2. Clean the lens contacts.

Clean the lens contects on the rear portion of the lens with a clean pencil eraser.
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  • Mount the lens on the camera.
  • Take a picture.
If the error persists, the camera and/or lens may need be serviced by a qualified Canon Service Technician.


3. Remove the 3rd party accessory.
Please remove the 3rd party accessory and replace it with genuine Canon Accessory.


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