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Error 99 in canon 400D

Hi ! I have canon 400D and now it is sufferinf from error 99 so what to do ?

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You will get that error when using some lenses other than Canon. A lot of the older Sigma lenses have that issue. Do you get this error when using newer Canon EOS lenses?

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Mijn Canon 400D geeft error 99 en 9, wat te doen


This error message is common to a broken lens ribbon problem. Does the lens work in manual and not in auto. If so it could well be the problem. The fix is to have the lens ribbon replaced.

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Hi I have a Canon 40D and it keeps popping up error 99. what is the issue and what is the solution?


I have read quite a lot about this infamous Error 99 on the Internet. Rather than try to summarise or duplicate the information here, I'm going to point you to someone who's already done just that, from bitter experience, I think! There's a very comprehensive essay about the various possible causes of Error 99 here (follow link).

Feb 18, 2011 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera...

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Canon 400D,Error 99 keeps coming up,have replaced battery pack,even recharged batteries,stillbeing told to"replced battery pack".Help...


Welcome to Fixya
Err 99 could means 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.

Have a good one!

Feb 06, 2011 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera...

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Error 99! Wont' take picture, the message states


Go to the www.canon.com website and find out what Error 99 means. ted10

Apr 18, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Error 99 comes while taking photographs


This could well be a serious issue, which you'd need to send to your manufacturer to fix, however there are a few things you could try first:

Take your lens off and with a clean rubber (like on the end of a pencil), clean the contacts of both the camera and the lens.

Apr 11, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera...

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I have error 99 in my camera canon 400d


Ifd the camera is only 3 months old - return it for replacement

Sep 01, 2008 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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My Canon is displaying - Err 99 what should I do?


See if Sigma has any updated advice on this. Otherwise, I don't mean to sound rude or harsh, but unfortunately you may be out of luck with the compatibility...you will need to get a Canon lens. Error 99 is just a communication error and cleaning the contacts is about all you can really do so if that hasn't worked...I'm sure this is not the news you want to hear, but contact Sigma if you haven't already and see what they say.

Take care!

May 30, 2008 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Canon EOS 400D


The camera is working again. I took out the battery, with the the on/off switch, off. I then swtiched the On/Off switch On. I then put the battery in ,and the camera turned on.It then gave me an ERROR 99. I then switch it off and on again, and it is still working.

Apr 28, 2008 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Canon error code 99


Your camera performs a quick 'integrity' check before each shot and goes into error 99 mode if the lens in incompatible or has a diaphragm problem. ( it will also display e99 if the shutter or flash unit is not ok but this does not apply here ). This is how you can check whether the diaphragm mechanism is ok : attach lens to your old camera and set camera to AV and set F stop to 16 . open back and release shutter and look through the back to see if your lens is closing to F 16. If it is closing fine then the lens is ok but is not compatible with your D400.

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