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I have a new Canon 40D and when I take a picture error 99 comes up and I have to turn off and on again to clear. It keeps happening all of the time. It was a gift for my birthday from parents.

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I have the same problem (error 99) with three years old Canon EOS D60.

    I cleaned electrical contacts (lens, battery), used spare lens, reformated the memory card but in vain.

    May be possible to do something else except for the repair service?

    Thank you at advance.

    Nikolas.

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Unfortunately, the ERR99 code is a catch-all code that means an UNKNOWN error has occurred. Because of this, it is going to be very difficult to pin down exactly what is causing the problem.

It could be a fault with either the camera (main circuit board, software, shutter mechanism etc.) or even the lens.

For starters, I would make sure that the lens electrical contacts are clean and the lens is mounted correctly and fully locked home. If you have a spare lens, try that also.

Next, I would reformat the memory card (do this in camera). If you have a spare memory card, try that also.

Check that the battery contacts are clean, and also the contacts of any external hardware such as vertical grips.

If none of these solve the problem, the only option left is to return the camera to Canon for a warranty repair, however if it is brand new, I would take it back to the store for an exchange.

Hope this helps,

Matt

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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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.
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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http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/eos40d/eos40d-firmware-e.html

If you have the latest firmware, try this:

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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.

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