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Err CF Canon XTi get Err CF. Replaced battery, replaced SanDisk Extreme III 2.0GB with SanDisk Ultra II 4.0GB, still get Err CF. Removed Lens and CF card then released shutter, then replaced CF card and still get Err CF.

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  • lisaweatheri Feb 23, 2009

    I shot until my card was full. When I went to download the pictures to my computer, the card says it is empty.

    The camera says "ERR CF". I do not know what to do.

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the connector inside the camera where the CF card goes? You may have a bent pin

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    CAN NOT TAKE PICTURE FLASHING ERR CF KEEPS POPPING UP. WHAT CA I DO TO FIX IT

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    err cf

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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.

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99 error, CF memory card was removed to download pix. put CF card back in camera, but now get error message. removed battery and card several times, including replacing with another card. still get same...


Err 99 could mean several different things, such as... Memory Card, Lens or Lens contacts....
Here's what you can try:
Remove the memory card an enable "shooting with out memory card" and see if you still get the error. If it works your memory card is bad. Try another lens if you can. Clean the lens contacts with a pencil eraser (be careful not to get eraser dust in the camera body or in the lens). Worst case scenario is, Err 99 could be related to the shutter failing which would mean a trip to Canon.

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI 400D Displays Err 99. Problem with CF card. Replaced with brand new card-still same err 99 camera is totally charges, acts dead, keep flashing Err CF, I try to format, it...


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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
camera body.
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.
If you see the “ERR 99′ with a different Canon lens attached, then the
camera should be serviced.

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SanDisk Extreme III 4GB, unable to retrieve the 500 images on it.


SanDisk Extreme cards are supposed to ship with RecoveryPro software which should help you get the photos back. If the software is not on your card you may be able to get it from their website or another SanDisk card.

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Sandisk extreme III says CF full when the card is empty


If you've tried the usual fixes like reformatting the card and trying it out in other cameras, then there is nothing more you can do to fix this.

Fortunately, Sandisk are very good at replacing faulty memory cards provided they've not suffered physical damage. Just contact the company to find out how to exchange your CF card.

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My canon eos rebel xti keeps showing error code 99



To isolate the cause of the issue, we suggest that you 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 a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.

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.

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
camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.

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

If you see the "ERR 99" with a different Canon lens attached, then the
camera should be serviced.

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Why does the word, ''busy'' pop up on the canon rebel xti?


This is the camera writing to the CF memory card. Perhaps your card is a lttle slow, so you will see the message. I use the Sandisk Ultra II CF, labelled as 15Mb/sec and it is very very fast indeed - I don't have any lag with my XTi. Try a different CF, if it is fast enough, the message will go away. Ensure you format the card on the camera too.

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Err CF


I had the same message on my EOS/Rebel XTI and the camera shop concluded that one of the pins where the card is inserted into the camera had come loose. They sent the camera back to Canon for repair. Luckily, it was still under warranty at the time.

Chris

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Rebel XT will not work with new faster CF cards.


Check the volume and speed of memcard, maybe it is not compatible. error 99 is an indication that a lens or shutter curtain is not working, so i cant see any connection with the memcard problem. Check your camera memcard compatibility.

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