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Canon EOS Rebel 300D: Suddenly getting error 99. Battery indicates full charge. After attempting shot battery shows half charge. Flashes but does not record picture.

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  • makarlan Apr 08, 2008

    How do you do a hard reset?

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Hello,
Your problem might actually be the battery. But if you've changed it already, then problem might be the memory card.
Backup your pictures and then reformat it and try again.

Also, when is the last time you cleaned out the camera, maybe it requires some cleaning.

Thanks,
Lolita

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An Error 99 signifies that the camera is having trouble communicating. It usually means an incompatible 3rd party lens or slightly dirty lens/camera contacts. (Although sometimes it seems to indicate a problem with either the lens aperture or the camera shutter.)

For an incompatible lens you have to have the manufacturer replace the electronic chip in the lens.

You can clean the contacts with a pencil eraser if you are careful (and have the lens and camera openings facing the ground when you do the cleaning so eraser crumbs don't end up in the camera).

The 'busy' error likely means a problem with the memory card. Try downloading using a card reader. If the download is successful be sure you format the card in the camera before you use it again.

It the error keeps occurring you may have to have the camera serviced.

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    eagle338 Apr 08, 2008

    You can press and hold the power on/off button to hold it for 10 seconds todo it.. You can also remove the battery and put it back in.. But i dont think a hard reset would fix this problem.. I Just feel that there's something wrong with the memory card..

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The dreaded Error 99 usually means its a trip to the repair shop. Many people are frustrated by this error, but I have never seen a user-serviceable solution.

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    Matt Jurach Apr 08, 2008

    Specifically, Error 99 refers to a problem with the lens. Lenses for this camera are chipped so that the camera body can control them.

    Error 99 means the camera cannot communicate with the lens chip, and cannot control the lens. The problem is usually with the lens, not the camera. You could try another lens to clear the error.

    If this lens has worked fine before, the chip inside it might be failing.

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Hard reset do a flea power then check the unit

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 08, 2008

    CF card needs to be formatted by the camera (a simple and brief procedure) in order to function properly

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 08, 2008

    Use the maximum aperture the camera works fine.

    Try using the lens at maximum aperture then close 1/3 and you get the Error 99

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 08, 2008

    Take the battery out all. then turn the camera switch on without battery that will release the static power from the cam and then u connect the battery and check for the status.

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