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Shutter freezes i think it is error 99 - past the warranty

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Heres the answer to the dreaded 99 error
acquire a penscil withy an eraser on the end
remove lens and hold it mount down but at a height that you can rub the pins so that the swarf does not drop into the mechanism.

Do the same to the pins on the camera, also holding it face down also to stop the swarf getting into mechanism. Once they are cleaned off use a can of compressed air and blow out the lens and the camjera ( being carful not to blow too hard on/around the mirror

Remount the lens and ...happy days!

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ERR99 (error 99) is an indication that there is a communication problem in the camera. It is most often an indication that the shutter needs to be replaced, but it can be the result of other problems. All digital cameras occasionally need to have the shutters replaced. In the days of film cameras, it was rare to wear out a shutter because the cost of film and developing limited the number of times the shutter was cycled. With all those ones and zeros being considered "free" in digital cameras, it is not uncommon to take several hundred or more photos in a day. Even with a live-expectancy of 50.000 to 100,000 cycles, the shutters in digital cameras do reach the end of their life and need to be replaced.


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hi,

I do not know if this is going to be of any help. I was actually reading about this error code 99 in canon, and bumped into a forum, where people had share their experiences. You can give it a try. But if your camera is still under warranty, it is best to ring technical support.

"ERR 99" is a general error code displayed by the camera when the camera knows that something is not working properly, but not exactly what.

This error is typically associated with lens communication or shutter mechanism issues. To isolate the cause of the issue, we suggest that
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1. Turn off the camera.

2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.

3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.

4. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.

5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

Does the "ERR 99" message appear? If it does, then the camera should be serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:

1. Turn off the camera.

2. Insert the CF card.

3. Turn on the camera.

4. Format the CF card in the camera.

5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

Does the "ERR 99" message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.

If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:

1. Turn off the camera.

2. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the
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3. Reattach your lens.

4. Turn on the camera.

5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

If the "ERR 99" message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.

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