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Error 99 Please tell me how to solve the problem

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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.
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 should be serviced.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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When I take a photo in manual mode or auto focus my photos are not sharp & clear. I also have been shooting Macro photos & I still have the same problem. Could you please help?? Carrol.

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this has been a common problem reported

we'll clear the contacts and connect the lense

try turning the Image Stabilization off and this could solve your problem temporarily

hope this helps
cheers

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Trouble shooting Error 99

1. Solution: Remove and replace the battery.

Power the camera off
  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Wait 15 seconds.
  3. Replace the battery.
  4. Power the camera on.

2. Clean the lens contacts.

Clean the lens contects on the rear portion of the lens with a clean pencil eraser.
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  • Mount the lens on the camera.
  • Take a picture.
If the error persists, the camera and/or lens may need be serviced by a qualified Canon Service Technician.


3. Remove the 3rd party accessory.
Please remove the 3rd party accessory and replace it with genuine Canon Accessory.


4. Solution: Remove third party lens and try with Canon EF or EF-S lens.
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