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Canon EOS 400D SLR - Err 99

I have tried all the suggested fixes to no avail. when i put the battery/ies in (have tried with and without the grip) the camera seems to fire up as normal but as soon as i press the shutter is just closes down. pressing the shutter button only results in the initial message 'busy' then the Err 99 message shows. when i turn off the power switch, the light button continues to show until i take the battery/ies out.
any help appreciated. thanks, Ken

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Try going into the menu and turning off the lock for shooting without a lens. Then try firing it without a lens to see if it works. Very often a lens problem can cause the Err 99 message.

Also, check to make sure the pop-up flash is not stuck down. That could also cause it.

Unless you have used your camera a LOT, it shouldn't be a bad shutter. They usually only quit after many years of use. I think Canon quotes 125,000 shots as the normal life of a shutter in a digital SLR.

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Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • Holly Scheele Oct 29, 2011

    I have a similar problem. I get a err 99, take your battery out and re-install message. I took a picture without the lens but the camera still had the same err 99 message.

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I have a Canon Eos T1i. I keep getting an Err 20 message. Ive tried turning the camera off, then on. Also, i removed the canon lense, battery, and disc and put it back in to no avail.


I have the same issue. I just bought the same camera and it seems its a lens/shutter issue from what I could find so far. I will keep searching and contact canon with this issue to get an answer from them.

Jan 22, 2011 | Canon EOS Rebel Ti / 300V 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon Rebel XS Firmware Update MAC

Models: Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D
Solves: BUSY Error & Error 99

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Doesyour Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D suffer from either of thefollowing error messages that prevent it from normal operation?
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which theLCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. Themessage, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears onthe camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from theactual language setting.
Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems.

To download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware upgrade, click here.

I hope that helps.
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Follow this link to download the Windows version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.

Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.

Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

on Apr 15, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon Rebel XS Firmware Update WIN Models: Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D...


Canon Rebel XS Firmware Update WIN

Models: Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D
Solves: BUSY Error & Error 99

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256bbf1.jpg

Does your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D suffer from either of the following error messages that prevent it from normal operation?
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems.

To download the Windows version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware upgrade, click here.

I hope that helps.
__________________________

Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.

Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.

Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

on Apr 15, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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Camera is locked with continous busy error, will not download or take pictures


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I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
  2. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

I hope that helps.

Oct 26, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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Constant "busy" error and no display screen even if you push "menu"


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I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
  2. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

I hope that helps.

Aug 12, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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My 9 month old camera will power up, focus and flash however it will not take the picture. When looking through the view finder, "busy" flashes when trying to take the picture. The battery is fully charged...


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I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
  2. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

I hope that helps.

Jul 31, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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ERR 99


try cleaning the battery contacts and the contact spring tabs in the battery compartment... also visually check to make sure the tabs are sticking out to make good contact with the battery terminals.

Also here's an excerpt from a canon blog ..it's a quote from a Canon usa service guy...

hope it's a help for you..
One of our participants in the long comment thread below (Tom) got this in a message from Canon USA. It may help some of you isolate the problem before you post a comment/question.
To isolate the cause of the issue, we suggest that you do the following:
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.

May 25, 2009 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon 40d error 99


Try the following diagnosis steps: -

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -

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 only 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 so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: -

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 faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being 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 is faulty and should be serviced.

Mar 12, 2009 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera

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My Canon is displaying - Err 99 what should I do?


Just found this info which should help diagnose the err 99 issues (info direct from Canon apparently)

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -

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 only 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 so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: -

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 faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: -

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being 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 is faulty and should be serviced.

Apr 10, 2007 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera

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