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Error #99 shooting is not possible. ,,,bla bla bla. I have turned off. I have taken out the battery. I have taken off and put back on the lens. Still get the sam message

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One thing you could try is cleaning the little gold contacts on your lens and camera that will almost allways work
Good luck
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Shooting is not possible, turn the power switch to off and on or reinstall the battery


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When i on my Canon EOS 450D camera it says error 99 turn off and on the camera or re install the battery how can fix this problem


The error 99 code has different sources, to identify it do this:

Remove the Lens, and try shooting at various speed high (1/1000 or more) then at more normal ones 1/15, 1/50 etc.
If you see the error 99 then contact canon this is a problem wit the camera.
In this case contact Canon directly.

If you still don' have the error message, then put back the lens and try shooting at different apertures (for a lens the error 99 correspond with an aperture problem)
try every aperture. If the problem appears then, clean the lens contacts both on the camera and on the lens.

If the problem is still there, contact the lens brand, you certainly have a blocked or sticky aperture.

Hope this helps.

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Error99 - Canon EOS40D I have taken out the battery, which the camera on and off, taken off the lens and put it back on...taken out the CF card and put it back in...done everything that has been suggested...


Taking the lens off and back on does nothing unless you clean the gold contacts on both the lens and camera body. Most common method is to use a clean pencil eraser and lightly polish the contacts. Do this while the lens is inverted to help prevent dirt from getting into the lens cavaity.

Also the camera body try to hold the lens cavity downward to help prevent dirt or dust from getting into the camera Gently polish the contacts. You might want to do this with all your lenses and battery contacts.

The Error 99 is Canon's way of saying electrical communications are at fault but they don't tell you which one.

Also doing a camera firmware update often times works the best for this error code.

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Error 99 when I turn my canon reble xsi on The screen says "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to off and on again or re-install the battery" I have done all of the above...


Welcome to Fixya
Err 99 could mean several different things, such as... Memory Card, Lens or Lens contacts....

Here's what you can try:
Remove the memory card an enable "shooting with out memory card" and see if you still get the error. If it works your memory card is bad. Try another lens if you can. Clean the lens contacts with a pencil eraser (be careful not to get eraser dust in the camera body or in the lens). Worst case scenario is, Err 99 could be related to the shutter failing which would mean a trip to Canon.

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It could be several problems. One is a bad contact between lens and camera body, clean the contacts , check for damage and try another lens if you have one. Try another memory card. Another problem could be with the shutter which would need the camera to be repaired by canon.

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Hum, error 99 eh? Canon's catch all error code, there is a ton of little entities that can cause error 99 from using third party lenses, batteries and even grips but, it all comes back to an electric contact fault. By using a good clean new pencil one with the red rubber eraser most of the error 99 problems can be quickly for lack of words erased. The most obvious problem area if you camera is not fitted with a battery grip is the lens contacts between it and the body of the camera.
Remove the lens, put the body cap on the camera when you are doing this part and while holding the lens as vertical as possible with the contacts down lightly rub the cold contacts. You can use a lens tissue and blow bulb/puffer to remove loose rubber. While you are at it clean all your lenses and put the rear lens cap on while not in use.
Okay the body, it's not as easy but doable, remove the body cap keeping the lens mount and open cavity pointing downward. Lightly rub the body contacts well but also gently, clean any rubber away from the contacts using a lens tissue. Don't use the bulb/puffer as it will blow eraser dust into the camera and possibly cause flecks of dirt to adhere to the sensor.
Once clean reinstall your lens and go do some photography.
Other things that cause this annoying error 99 are grip contacts, battery and recently I got into an error problem and my fix was updating to new camera firmware. That problem took me while on an assignment and would have been embarrassing except my back up was a "Rebel". Winding down the shoot the Rebel started with this error 99. Once back to the studio I did the updates and cleaned every lens I had. Cheers Happy New Year have fun make lots of pictures.

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Remove lens, CF card, and battery. Leave in a dry and slightly warm place for 24 hours. Clean lens contacts with a cloth or cue tip and eclipse/alcohol.
If the camera doesn't turn on after this, even without CF card and lens attached, then it needs to go to a Canon service centre. Don't tell them you got it wet, and maybe it will get repaired FOC.

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