Question about Canon Rebel XTi / EOS 400D (body only) Digital Camera

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My name is Madhu. I use the camera Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi. When the inbuilt FLASH is on then a message pop up as "busy now", when i tried to click the camera to take a photo then the message "error 99" appears. And they say to off the camera then the message of "error 99" disapperars. With out flash the camera will work. But when we again on the flash then the message reappears as "Error 99" and the camera wont work.

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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.

Thank you

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

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