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Canon 400d DSLR error 99

Put my new 50mm EF f/1.8 lens on came up with error99. Never happen with kit lens.

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Hey cookie8,
According to the manufacturer you should try cleaning the lens contacts, which I usually use a rubber eraser to do this. If this doesn't work try removing the battery, and if it's not charged charge it then reinsert the battery. If neither of these options work I would have the lens looked at by an authorized service technician, and of course if there is something wrong with the lens and if it's new you might be able to exchange it for a new one thru the retailer you purchased it from and if not it should be covered under the manufacturers warranty. I hope this helps!

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Posted on May 29, 2008

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i had the same problem and i found this guide online fixed my problem

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 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 it does, then the camera should be
serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most
likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser
or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the
camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.



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