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Error 99 prompt on a Canon eos1 markII

My camera was working fine last night. I was going to shoot a hocky game this AM and made the adjustment. got in to position and click...nothing, click nothing.......error code 99 WTF....HELP

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    I have a Canon EOS Mark II can got the same Error code 99 twice now in one week. The first time I thought perhaps the battery was low, but have fresh battery in the camera and got the error message. It locked the camera up and eventually let me take another shot after about 30 seconds.

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    All off a sudden, got a error 99 on my 1 D M III. Changed the battery with a fresh one, cleaned the lens contacts - all still dead. Please help

  • lcjohnson Jan 15, 2009

    i have the same roblem. my camera was fine and performed great one night at a christmas function i was shooting. the next day, everytime the flash popped up, this error appeared and, nothing. it was only when i put the camera in no flash mode was i able to take a shot.

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Clean lenses and other connectors and all will be fine

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