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Err 99 on my 40 D when I take a picture.

I have a conon 40D and it started with an error 99 after I changed my battery.I have cleaned it and changed the batteries as it stated but I still have the problem? I live in the wilds of Tanzaia and have no chance to get this problem sorted so am asking for advise to see if it could be fixed in camp or would I have to send it out some where?What do I do!!!

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You can fix it.

You need a pencil with an eraser on its end.
Remove the lens
Hold it high so you can see the mount, rub the eraser on the mount pins and surrounds. Make sure no rubber bits get into lens ( hence holding it high) then do the same to the camera body ensuring opening is facing down once again to prevent debris falling into mechanism

Blow the lens and the body with compressed air ( gently) make sure you dont blow hard on the miiror and damage it.( use canned air)

Reconnect the lens to the body and your error 99 should be gone.
let me know how you get on

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Try the following diagnosis steps: -

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -

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 only 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 so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: -

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 faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
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Try the following diagnosis steps: -

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -
1. Turn off the camera.
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3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert only a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
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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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