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USB Message keeps flashing

Whenever i turn my camera on and am about to take a picture, the USB message comes up on the screen, as it would when I plug it into the USB port on my laptop when I want to transfer the photos onto the computer. As a result, I cannot take any photos. When I tried to plug the camera into the USB port (via the cable) to my computer, the USB message comes up and then disappears and my computer says it cannot recognise the device being plugged in!!! Help!!! I have the same problem except sometimes it decides to work and then if I switch it to play mode it seems to fall into the problem again, with just the USB message up and I can't change anything. I can connect it to the computer without a problem but it doesn't help? Any ideas???

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Do a Google search with the following string:

(Brand Name) (Model Number) +driver

Download and install the latest drivers for your camera, this should correct any software problems in your camera. The problem with the computer may be related to the software problem in the camera.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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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: -
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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.
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If the “ERR 99" message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
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To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -
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1. Turn off the camera.
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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.

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