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Communication error I was in process of downloading pics from my camera to the computer and had to put in a different memory disk into the computer. I have downloaded pics from this dis disk before but now all I get ia a message that says "Communication error" on the camera screen. the battery has a full charge, i have tried taking it out and putting it back in, removed the battery and put it back in. I even tried a brand new cable!! Any one can help!!! thanks kim

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Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

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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.

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Time to start using a card reader.

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try either a card reader (rather than connecting your camera to the computer) or try erasing photos. it seems that it happend when the card is too full. i had the problem and had to go under 3000 photos and then it worked.

hope this helps.

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