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I have a cannon rebel xt....my old flash card was not working and keep saying CF ERROR ....i put in a new compact flash card that was make by lexar 4gb...but still say CF ERROR...what is wrong what my camera....?

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Check the pins in the card slot that non are bent. Other than that it means a return to Canon.

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Err CF I have a Canon Rebel XT, how do i fix this error and what does it mean?


CF stands for compact flash which means you have an error with your memory card. Try removing and replacing your compact flash memory card. If that doesn't work you may need to format your memory card or replace it.

Jul 28, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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The camera is a rebel xt Cannon . CF error flashes on the screen, I have replaced it with a new card. And it still flashes. CF error.


It's possible that all you need to do is format the card in the camera. This will erase it so download any pics you want to save first using a card reader if necessary.

Mar 16, 2011 | Cameras

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I have a Cannon EOS Digital Rebel Xti. When I try taking a picture, I keep getting an error message indicating there is a problem with the CF Card. I have replaced the card several time but keep getting...


What you require is to format the Compact Flash Card. The CF card should be formatted when new and after every download. Format the card in the camera it is going to be used it. Constantly deleting pictures on the memory card will cause major corruptions and total failure. Formatting cleans the memory and allows the camera to communicate properly with the CF Card.
I going to give you several diagrams on where to go in your camera to format. these diagrams are screen shots right from your manual.
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Dec 29, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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My cannon rebel xt says error cf how do i fix it. was taking pictures took mycf card out to veiw on computer when i put it back it says err cf. tried different cf cards and it says the same thing. help


Step 1 Try to use a different CF card
Step 2. Remove the card and visually check the Compact Flash compartment on the camera.Use a flashlight and check the inside contacts (2 rows of thin golden pins). All the pins should be aligned & straight, and the Compact Flash compartment should be clean with no dirt or foreign objects inside.If you nottice some junk (stuff) in there you can try to remove it ( pull out the battery first) blowing some air (not canned air, only manual blower !) or pickup all the junk from inside with a toothpick or plastic tweezers.If you are NOT comfortable doing this, or have no experience in dealing with the very sensitive electronic parts, DO NOT TOUCH anything, just visually chect the inside and DO NOT try to remove the dirt (junk, stuff) mechanically, use just air.Use common sense and do it on your own risk ! You can damage your camera very easy ! If the pins are bended/broken/missing you have to send the camera out for service.
Step 3.Reset the system removing BOTH batteries !.You have to remove the small 3 volt memory backup cell to. It is a small round button cell battery located inside the
battery compartment.Leave the camera for 20-30 minutes with no battery, you can press the shutter button for few seconds to be sure all the power was consumed from the capacitors.Put back the battery , restart and see if it works.
If the error still occurs after following the steps above, your camera may need repair. Contact Canon’s technical support for further assistance.Due the fact is a 5 years+ camera you have to put in balance if is a good deal to send it out for repairs or to replace it.Good Luck.Let me know if worked.

Apr 28, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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My camera canon eos rebel xt has an error code cf what does that mean ??? my camera doesn't since that code appeard.


CF probably relates to the Compact Flash memory card. It may be time for a new one. They're very inexpensive and a replacement would be the first step to discovering the problem.

Nov 06, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Err cf have changed compact flash cards. every


check deep inside the card slot to see if you have any bent pins. They can often be straightened out with a thin screwdriver.

Sep 05, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Canon Rebel XTI EOS


there are two chances: 1. your card is not compatible and 2. the card is defective.
good CF-cards you can get from SANDISK. I use them myself w/o a hassle and they are very fast......
keep your hands of Lexar or other Offbrand cards. they are not worth the money you pay for and also too slow. Sandisk cards have a real transfer rate of up to 40MB/s

Jan 10, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Rebel XT will not work with new faster CF cards.


Check the volume and speed of memcard, maybe it is not compatible. error 99 is an indication that a lens or shutter curtain is not working, so i cant see any connection with the memcard problem. Check your camera memcard compatibility.

Jan 07, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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