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Error CF I have been recieving the Error CF message on my camera for days now, and after uninstalling the battery and CF card several times, I finally figured that it was the CF card! I bought a new one this evening and I am still getting the same message.

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  • jowyn01 Nov 13, 2008

    I keep getting the cf err. I have tried reformating with my camera but no luck I bought a new cf card and am getting the same report I bought a new battery and still same report. Canon says I can send them my camera and they will fix it. Do you know what they charge for this problem?? I am 3 weeks out of warranty.

  • dwwestcomb Dec 13, 2008

    I get the same Error CF problem. I also bought a new card and made sure my battery was fully charged but I still get the same message.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I removed my CF card from one camera and placed in another (both Canon Digital Rebel XT/EOS). When I tried to put the CF card back in the 1st camera, it did not go in easily and I now get error CF when I turn on the camera. I formatted the card and then got an error 99 message. Help please!

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    You may have a damaged pin or two inside the camera where the CF card fits. Have you looked inside the slot at the connection pins?

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If the pin is damaged how much does this cost to repair? is it a major problem?

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I had the same problem before. If you havent ruined a pin in the bottom of the slot and pray that you didn't it might help to reformat the cf card with your computer..Do you have another cf card or someone you know that you could try in your camera also this will probably tell you if thats the problem..Unfortunately thats one of the problems with the canon cf card is it can be put it the wrong way and cause damage if you push it too hard. My problem was not the pin but I did formate my card completly with NTFS and have had no further trouble..You should know though It is possible to have a card go bad too..SAMS CLUB SELLS THEM FOR 16.00$ for a 1 gig.Karaokekate

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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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I going to give you several diagrams on where to go in your camera to format. these diagrams are screen shots right from your manual.
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I Googled the error code you're getting, and found a list of things to try and steps to attempt directly from Canon. Try out some of the stuff below, it should help.

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.
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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Hi there, welcome to FixYa.

Let's work on the camera first.
1) Turn the camera off and remove the battery and the card.
2) Put the battery back in without the card and turn it on.
3) Turn the camera off and insert the CF card.
4) Turn the camera back on again.
See if that takes the message away.

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Not sure about the pattern of errors, but the advice for error 99 diagnosis is to try the following diagnosis steps to isolate the cause of the issue:-
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.
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 is faulty and should be serviced.

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Throw the camera away I would guess.

In inserting the card the wrong way round you have almost certainly damaged or bent pins in the base of the chamber.
To confirm this shine a torch down inside and look and see.
If this is the case - there is almost certainly no repair option.
The hours cost of stripping replacing the unit and parts availability mitigate against repairing digital cameras no matter how expensive they are

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