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Frequent error 80 occursdespite using different batteriescf cards and lenses combinations.this wasn't always the case.shooting with liveview either stills or video is fine.very frustrating when on assignmentsto a point where I always bring along my pair of trusty 5D's .i'm thinking that its a firmware issueor Canon's qc has taken a backseat because of the high initial and contiued demand for his model.judging by many other similar complaints thoughi'm not anxious to recommend this model to a friendnor would I jump on a MK3 when /if it gets launched.if there was a "bad batch" of MK2'sI would like to know.any suggestions or solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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SOURCE: Error 99 Code on 5 month old Canon 40D

error 99 can be several things. Try the following. Check that the contacts on the lens housing are clean if not clean them with a swab of denatured alcohol available at walmart. also if there is extremely cold weather your shutter could be creating the error. Try using a blow dryer and on the warm setting warm up the camera with the lens off. Blow around the mirror area. I know it sounds silly but it has worked in the past. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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FYI - I have having the same problem, except I have never gotten the flicker or error message. Everything is just dead. I replaced the internal date/time battery - no change.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Camera won't shoot with lens on Auto Focus

Talked to canon support, they suggested to send lense in for review/repair. They said it could be the motor, I think it was a gear problem based on the noises and jerkiness of the focusing action while in manual focus (manual focus gave out as well). Cost TBD - "would definately be more than $50. I shopped around and elected to buy a new lense rather than try to hassle with the repair, shipping, insurance, and the wait, etc. Besides, I have a deadline that I need the lense for, so repair at Canon really became a non-option. I think the cost would've been pretty much the same in the end as the new lense, since this wasn't one of the costlier of lenses to begin with.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Pink areas.

Not entirely, The optics of the camera combines with the lens in certain lights will alter the hue of some colors. Like a sound of almost equal tone cancelling out similar frequency sound. You have heard of Tinnitus ( ringing in the ears) when you apply a tone close to that frequencdy it cancels the sound Silence!
Similar things can happen through a lens... the refractory curve is slightly different to the mirror and so colors can distort. Power shot is not a top professional camera it is more point and shoot so does not come with the ability to set different kelvin settings (Itemperature) to compensate for this problem. Hope that helps you somewhat

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: My Canon Rebel XT camera was working just fine,

Have you tried going into the menu and finding "reset"? Just follow the on-screen instructions.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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