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Turn off your Canon 1000D and
remove the memory card, lens, battery and time/date secondary battery.
The secondary battery is a small, round battery about the size of a dime
found in the same compartment as the main battery. It is located in a
vertical slot. Slide out the secondary battery by pressing your finger
on the battery and pulling it toward you.
Place the body cap on your
camera to keep dust out. Attach the front and back lens caps on your
lens to prevent scratches and other damage.
Let the camera sit for 20 minutes. This will clear the camera's memory.
Place the date/time secondary battery and a fully charged primary battery in the camera and turn it on.
Press the shutter release button
(the button you push to take a picture). If you are still receiving an
Error 99, the problem is most likely caused by the camera body itself.
The camera body must be serviced by a professional camera technician.
Turn off the camera and insert
the memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release
button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely
caused by the memory card. Turn off your camera and insert a different
memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release
Turn off the camera and reattach
the lens. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If
you receive an Error 99, turn the camera off and remove the lens.
Turn the camera so that it is
face down, and gently clean the lens contacts on the camera body with a
number 2 pencil eraser or soft cloth. The lens contacts are the eight
small, gold pieces on the bottom of the lens mount. Be careful not to
let any of the eraser scraps fall into the camera body.
Turn the lens so that the side
that attaches to the camera is upside down. Use the eraser or soft cloth
to clean the lens contacts on the lens, being careful not to let any
eraser scraps fall into the lens.
Reattach the lens to the camera.
Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you are
receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the lens. Take
the lens to a professional camera technician for repair.
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
If you try turning on the camera with the lens cap on, you may get zoom error. Ensure that you are removing the lens cap before turning on the camera.
If the autofocus ring is held while taking the picture, or operating the lens this will also cause the Zoom error message coming up.
If that is not the problem, then the lens has troubles extending. This may happen because of dust stuck in lens mechanism, or because of a mechanical fault concerning the lens. Any cause preventing lens from full extention or retraction will trigger zoom error.
check to see if part of the lens cap snapped off into one of the connection areas or if the lens cap sensor is a button that is stuck down. If not, there may be damage to the electrical and or optical hardware behind the lens.
Two possibilities: one bad, one not so bad. If you've recently
dropped the camera you've likely damaged the lens tube (housing), and
the camera will require professional repair. Before you panic though,
the problem that you described is frequently battery related. Make
sure that your batteries are the correct type for the camera, and that
they are fresh/fully charged. If the batteries are OK, the problem may
be due to corrosion on the contacts inside the camera. Remove
the batteries and wipe the inside contacts firmly with a dry cloth
(heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or
sand paper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery
compartment during cleaning, wipe the ends of the batteries, and
replace them in the camera. This cleaning process works about 90% of
the time, and I hope that it cures your problem.
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Turn Camera off remove batteries for a few moments. Re insert batteries. Turn on will reset itself. Ensure you use correct focus settings as per instructions. If you dont use correct settings this problem will reoccur.
If you're getting the 18-4489-957-000 error code, then give it a good tap on the corner where the lens cap is. A little tapping and the lens cover should pop closed. When you turn the camera on again it will probably work just fine.
I was just about to junk my camera when I googled the error code and found this very tip in another thread. It worked like a charm.