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Canon EOS-1D won't save pix to CF card. G.

Canon EOS-1D won't save pix to CF card. Card is formatted. camera has latest firmware. I take pix, the count goes up but when I try to review there is a NO IMAGE message and there is nothing on the card when I take it out and put it into a card reader. Camera appears to be working fine other than this, though recently had problems with ERR 99 message. Any help appreciated as it's a super old camera I love to use. G.

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The E99 message usually ends up being a shutter box that needs to be replaced. The 1D shutter box should be good for 100,000 images or more, you can probably find the estimated lifespan on Google somewhere.

If you can"t save pics to the CF card then you might have a bent or broken pin on your CF card reader. Look down into the CF slot, does it look ok?

We are an online digital camera repair shop but we haven't done any 1D cameras before.

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Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Err CF

Observe the connector inside camera, using a flashlight. If there is a bent pin take the camera to service immediately. Don't turn it on any more as we did in one similar case - creating a short circuit that damaged the camera electronics and voided the warranty.

If no visible problems, remove battery and leave it out overnight.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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This happens to me from time to time. I just take out the batteries and reinstall them and it seems to reset the problem. ALso try cleaning your lens contacts.

Hope this helps

Philip in Texas

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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Most likey your problem is the cf card reader when ever the camera was made they could have not heated up the board all the way causing a cold solderjoint after time this joint becomes week and gets disconnected on the back side no visual damage is seen causing you the error you are getting. best thing to do is take it to a repair shop and have them fix it or the manufacture should repair it for free because there is no fisical damage.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a canon eos 20d. I used a different memory

Check the pins in the memory card slot. It sounds like a pin is bent causing a short.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I get an Err CR inmy Canon EOS Rebet XT-Bad card?

  1. Test the CF card on your computer or another camera. If it works fine then it may not be the card. Make sure the card is not UDMA, 4GB or more in memory size since those new big cards are not compatible with the older cameras.
  2. Look inside the CF port. Make sure that none of the contacts that connect the camera and CF card are bend of smashed flat. If so then the camera will have to be send off for repair. This is a rather expensive repair, $250 is not uncommon.
  3. I it is neither of these then take the camera to a local camera shop and ask them to look at it. It may need to be sent off, but testing another brand card, or resetting the camera or checking for physical defects couldn't hurt at this point.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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