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Error 99 I have a canon rebal digital camera and when i go to take a picture it tells me error 99, i want to know what that is and what i can do

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    Camera showed Error 99. I removed the battery and charged it. When I replaced it the camera would not power up. Canon EFS Lens was removed and the contacts cleaned to no avail. Is it time for a technition?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    i have canon d350 and 18/55 lances. ihave a same problem (err 99) what to do

  • ShekharB Jul 23, 2008

    Hi,

    I have a Canon EOS 400D. Whenever I try to use the built in flash it gives Error 99 with red scren and states to replace the Battery. The camera is very new. I have tried cleaning the lens, but it did not work. Please advice.

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Trouble shooting Error 99

1. Solution: Remove and replace the battery.

Power the camera off

  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Wait 15 seconds.
  3. Replace the battery.
  4. Power the camera on.

2. Clean the lens contacts.

Clean the lens contects on the rear portion of the lens with a clean pencil eraser.
error 99 - lenscontacts.gif
  • Mount the lens on the camera.
  • Take a picture.
If the error persists, the camera and/or lens may need be serviced by a qualified Canon Service Technician.


3. Remove the 3rd party accessory.
Please remove the 3rd party accessory and replace it with genuine Canon Accessory.


4. Solution: Remove third party lens and try with Canon EF or EF-S lens.
Remove third party lens and try with Canon EF or EF-S lens This link will bring you to the camera page on Canon's website: More trouble shooting, drivers and downloads http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=215&modelid=11154#DownloadDetailAct Best of luck. Could you please rate this advice. Thanks so much!

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There are over 40 different malfunctions that can cause an error 99 on a Canon 40D. The 2 that account for over 95% of the error 99's are either a bad shutter mechanism or a bad mirror driving motor. It takes special diagnostic software to determine the exact cause. Otherwise, a repairer just has to start replacing parts until the problem goes away.
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hi,

I do not know if this is going to be of any help. I was actually reading about this error code 99 in canon, and bumped into a forum, where people had share their experiences. You can give it a try. But if your camera is still under warranty, it is best to ring technical support.

"ERR 99" is a general error code displayed by the camera when the camera knows that something is not working properly, but not exactly what.

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