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Canon Rebel xt does not accept CF cards for no apparent reason

My Canon did work fine for 2 years (no waranty left) I maded several thousands photos. It stopped working after few weeks of not using the camera. When I turned it on again, my Canon Rebel XT showed an error "Err CF" and stopped accepting CF cards that I used just few weeks ago. No pins are bent,. I have four cards of various sizes. None of them works, all cards are good on computer. There was no "accidents" with this camera, On the computer I can read and write on all cards and I still have the images from that Canon on the cards (so it is not formating issue). I can not reformat them on Canon (error 99) I can reformat them on computer. I tried new card from store... same problem. Can anybopdy help me? Please

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  • wodz Jun 22, 2009

    I really doubt it is a pin. All pins look good and I never jamed any card in. Last time I used Camera all was fine, I just took the card out and could not put it back in succefuly.

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It sounds like a bent pin in the CF slot. This is not a do it yourself fix. Take it to a repair shop.

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Here's what you can try:

Remove the memory card an enable "shooting with out memory card" and see if you still get the error. If it works your memory card is bad. Try another lens if you can. Clean the lens contacts with a pencil eraser (be careful not to get eraser dust in the camera body or in the lens). Worst case scenario is, Err 99 could be related to the shutter failing which would mean a trip to Canon.

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