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I have the same problem with err99

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i have the same problem with err99
tried the "solution" winth cleaning the lens contacts, removing batery and card but notfing.
tryed shooting pictures with no card, i got no error but when i inserted the card back in the same problem.
any other ideas?

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The lens contacts are oxidized or dirty. The contacts are used to communicate from the camera micorpocessor to the lens, etc.
Turn OFF camera.
Remove the lens
Using a pencil eraser, clean each contact on each lens and the camera body, taking care not to allow debris enter the camera.
Wipe contacts witha a soft cloth after "erasing".

This is an old trick from computer add-on cards.
See this discussion about the err99 error:
http://www.richardsnotes.org/archives/2005/04/29/50mm-lens-contact-points/

hope this works!

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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