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When I use my Metz CT45 flash gun I get an error message on my EOS 10D and have to switch off to return to normal function. The problem has got worse recently. A couple of years ago I took about 40 pictures using the flash gun and got no problem. Do I need some sort of attenuator in the flash lead? Hope you can help Norman Rushworth

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SOURCE: Error 99 message keeps popping up

Hi

I just read that the error 99 problem is a shutter failure and the shutter will have to be fixed. The cost is about $180.

see http://www.mcvr.com/canon_digital_rebel.htm?gclid=CJqG4cvc05oCFRMhnAodCHUA3Q#shutter


ERR99 (error 99) is an indication that there is a communication problem in the camera. It is most often an indication that the shutter needs to be replaced, but it can be the result of other problems. All digital cameras occasionally need to have the shutters replaced. In the days of film cameras, it was rare to wear out a shutter because the cost of film and developing limited the number of times the shutter was cycled. With all those ones and zeros being considered "free" in digital cameras, it is not uncommon to take several hundred or more photos in a day. Even with a live-expectancy of 50.000 to 100,000 cycles, the shutters in digital cameras do reach the end of their life and need to be replaced.


Shutter replacement (usually associated with error code "99"):

  • Replacing the shutter on the Digital Rebel series requires more disassembly than most other repairs.
  • The estimate for shutter replacement is $180 on all EOS Digital Rebel models (depending upon the overall condition of the camera).
  • ERR99 error codes are related to shutter or mirror operation and are usually associated with a defective shutter. Cameras that have had heavy use may have shutters that have reached life expectancy and need to be replaced.


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SOURCE: Canon rebel xt eos shows ERR CF. What do I do now?

Check that the pins in the camera that connect to the CF card are clean and not bent. You will probably need a good light and a magnifying glass to see into the card slot. If you can see a pin that is bent you could try straigtening it. BEWARE- turn off camera and use a non conducting "stick" ie cocktail or toothpick. Not sure for a Canon but a colleague paid £40 for a new pin assembly for a Nikon with similar problem.
Hope this helps.

Steve A.

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Take a look at Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages.

He says Metz said to be perfectly compatible, but someone claims to have measured the voltage and slightly exceeds the recommended dose. There should be no problem, there is always some slack security.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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SOURCE: Canon EOS Rebel Error message E05

error code 05 (e05) Cannon RebelFlash pops up but will not take picture. Makes a couple clicking sounds.The little tiny pin under the internal flash is stuck.It's hard to see, but when the flash is up, while looking at the front of cameralook at the very back left side. You should see a very small pin. Mine was stuck down there and I did not even realize there was a pinthere that needed to be up.I used a soft tooth brush to clean around the hinges and this helped the pin
pop back up into place. Some people use a little rubbing alcohol on a Qtip and clean under and around hinges and pins. This seemed to help the pins pop back up into place.
Hope this fixes the problem with the broken internal flash on your camera with the e05 error code!
It fixed mine in about 5 seconds! Easy !

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