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ERR CF Hi there - I have a Canon Rebel EOS. I just changed memory cards and now all I get is an ERR CF message whenever either of them are in the camera. We've used these cards before; they aren't new. Any idea why suddenly I'm getting an error?

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    That was it. There is one that I can clearly see is bent down. Thanks so much!

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The pins inside the camera may be damaged. Use a flashlight to check inside the slot where the card goes

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Have a canon rebel EOS 20D that registers an error 99 after I take one frame and then won't allow another one to be taken until I turn camera on then off again. Does this require factory repair or is there...


Hi LLFraserny,
You can probably try to isolate the error 99 first.
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 30 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 will need to be serviced. If the message does not appear, 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.
One last item to check before sending camera to Canon service is the alignment of the shutter. Life the mirror and visually inspect the shutter curtain. If each segment is not completely straight, touch it lightly with your blower bristles and try to pop it back into alignment.

Hope this helps,
Andrew

Apr 09, 2010 | Canon 35mm SLR Cameras

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Canon Rebel XS Firmware Update MAC Models: Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D...


Canon Rebel XS Firmware Update MAC

Models: Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D
Solves: BUSY Error & Error 99

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Doesyour Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D suffer from either of thefollowing error messages that prevent it from normal operation?
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which theLCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. Themessage, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears onthe camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from theactual language setting.
Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems.

To download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware upgrade, click here.

I hope that helps.
__________________________

Follow this link to download the Windows version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.

Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.

Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

on Apr 15, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon Rebel XS Firmware Update WIN Models: Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D...


Canon Rebel XS Firmware Update WIN

Models: Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D
Solves: BUSY Error & Error 99

1b5f347.gif

256bbf1.jpg

Does your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D suffer from either of the following error messages that prevent it from normal operation?
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems.

To download the Windows version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware upgrade, click here.

I hope that helps.
__________________________

Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.

Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.

Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

on Apr 15, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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Camera is constantly buffering and virtually nonresponsive.


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I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
  2. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

I hope that helps.

Aug 11, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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My 9 month old camera will power up, focus and flash however it will not take the picture. When looking through the view finder, "busy" flashes when trying to take the picture. The battery is fully charged...


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I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
  2. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

I hope that helps.

Jul 31, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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ERR 99


try cleaning the battery contacts and the contact spring tabs in the battery compartment... also visually check to make sure the tabs are sticking out to make good contact with the battery terminals.

Also here's an excerpt from a canon blog ..it's a quote from a Canon usa service guy...

hope it's a help for you..
One of our participants in the long comment thread below (Tom) got this in a message from Canon USA. It may help some of you isolate the problem before you post a comment/question.
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.

May 25, 2009 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon 40d error 99


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

Mar 12, 2009 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera

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Cf card error


The manual says when this comes up, it means there is a problem with pictures being recorded or read. You should transfer whatever pictures you have on there to a computer and then format the card. Make sure you format the card in the camera via the menu.

Rob

Dec 16, 2008 | Canon EOS Rebel G 35mm SLR Camera

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Error 99


It's English, but try the following: -

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

Jul 04, 2008 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera

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CF Error


I had the same symptoms. I took it to an authorized Canon repair shop. For $150, they resoldered connections on my 'power supply board'.  No idea why the solder gave out. It's working great now.

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