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I have a new canon eos 400d and it wont recognise any cf card keeps saying card error and when i try to format the card it reads'err99' also i have lost all of the photos from the card that i was using before this started

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  • merking Jul 02, 2008

    i have tried using 4 other cf cards and the camera response is the same every time, it continues to read 'cf card error' all of the cards cant be corrupted does anyone know what might be wrong before i send it back to england to be fixed, please

  • merking Jul 02, 2008

    the camera wont read the card and keeps giving a message' cf card error' this is the same with every card that i have tried, the original card has lost all data even when i tried to upload to a computer via a card reader

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Err99 is a generic Canon error code. It does not pin point the problem it is just telling you there is a problem. Try turning it on without the card. If you still get the error it may be the lens or some other issue with the camera.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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    Error Message:
    CF card error!

    Translation:
    This
    error can occur when using a CF (Compact Flash) card that is greater
    than 32MB with some models of Canon cameras. If the CF card is
    formatted in Windows XP, by default, Windows will use a file format
    that is not compatible with your Canon camera.

    Solution:
    According
    to Canon, there are two ways to resolve this issue. First, if you are
    formatting a CF card greater than 32MB in size in Windows, change the
    File System menu to FAT. A card formatted using this format should work
    without error in your camera.

    Alternatively, you can also
    reformat a CF card using your Canon digital camera. Each camera will
    require different menu steps to reformat a card, so refer to your users
    manual. If in-camera formatting fails, try removing and reinserting the
    CF card into the camera and reformatting again.

    Source: Canon

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If the card has images in it, a damaged file could be the source of the problem; try to download the images to your computer using a card reader and search for a corrupted file/image. If none could be found it still could be a file matter, at least you saved your images (if you succeeded in dowloading them).
Clean the card pin-holes with a camera blower, check that the card is dry and/or not overheated. Leave it rest for some 10/15 minutes wrapped in a soft cloth with some silica gel and give it anoteher try.
If the above didn't work, it is now time to format your card, using your camera or your computer application of choice and put it back in the camera. Is the camera now working? If not then the card still has problems. Try to find another camera to test that card on, if still doesn't work then that card has probably died, unless there's a specific incompatibility between that card (brand/size) and the camera you tested it on. Refer to the card help manual or manufacturer's assistance to know more.

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You could also try cleaning the contacts in the card slot and on the card with isopropyl alcohol(rubbing alchol). If this is caused by dirty or bad contacts this may work.

I wish you luck

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HI,

There are two solutions which can fix this problem:

1)Format the memory card which you've already tried.
2)Replacing it with new batteries.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jul 01, 2008

    Please try replacing it with the new batteries once.
    "Memory Card Error" is usually related to a a faulty battery.

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Is your prblem that your card is not detected in camera or it is not getting detected when connected to pc .

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It looks like the card is corrupted, and the only solution here is to go in for a new one. Unfortunately, there isnt any much more you can do..

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