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Canon 20d ,error code 99,shutter keeps firing rapidly, shut it off, removed batteries, but when you reinsert batteries it firea and when you turn it back on it continues to fire also I don't have a menu screen no more

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  • kwestman Nov 10, 2008

    I have the exact same problem occuring on my Canon Rebel 350 XTi

  • rachelqld Jan 05, 2009

    This exact problem happend to me with my 20 D Canon. Does anyone have any advice? rapid fire even when batteries are removed and inserted, constant err 99 message.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i have the same, going off to canon

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    Same problem...tried cleaning it even replaced the small batter where the big one goes ,didn't help.



    Anyone heve thiers repaired yet for this?

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SOURCE: The shutter continues to click in rapid concession

Make sure the camera is OFF when placing the battery in it, and have the mode dial (Top left side) set to the green rectangle for automatic mode. Then turn ON.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon EOS 20D shutter error

Hello - I figured it out. I had the exact same problem. The shutter failed and it had to be fixed by Canon. Apparently that happens after the shutter fires so many times (like a click-count on a printer). I just got my camera back and it's doing awesome now.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: The shutter continues to click in rapid concession Canon 20d

Check to make sure that you don't have it set on continuous. Check the lcd display and see if the shutter icon showing a mulitple as opposed to single frame image.
You should be able to choose between single, mulitiple and timed shutter releases...

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Err 99

this is what the canon people say to do for error 99


Read this!!!


The guy at tech support listened and then told me that the lens contacts were dirty and to get a pencil with an eraser on the end, just a regular old pencil with a red rubber eraser. Detach the lens from the camera, hold it so that the lens’ gold contacts are pointing down and lightly erase their exposed surface, cleaning them of any hand oil that might have gotten on them.

Do the same thing with the gold contacts inside the camera body. This is a bit harder but it’s doable: just hold camera so lens opening points down so no gunk falls in. Erase lightly. I used a lens cloth and dabbed at the contacts rather than blow them so as not to blow the erasings inside the camera.

I did this to each of my three lenses just to be sure. Lo and behold, it worked eaaa19b.jpgb9433a1.jpggood luck!! have a nice day :) :) :)

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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Read this!!!


The guy at tech support listened and then told me that the lens contacts were dirty and to get a pencil with an eraser on the end, just a regular old pencil with a red rubber eraser. Detach the lens from the camera, hold it so that the lens’ gold contacts are pointing down and lightly erase their exposed surface, cleaning them of any hand oil that might have gotten on them.

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I did this to each of my three lenses just to be sure. Lo and behold, it worked eaaa19b.jpgb9433a1.jpggood luck!! have a nice day :) :) :)

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