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I was shooting pics and am now receiving Err CF flashing at me and it says I have zero pics when I still had room for over 800. I have a Canon Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR

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Hi, You might has cf receptance uinit defective ( the cf pin in your camera) or circuitry shorting in somewhere. the canon product has some production defectiveness. Screws falling out some period use and handling. Or just cf card failing... Would you give more detail problem... Thanks and good luck with you!

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Err CF I have a Canon Rebel XT, how do i fix this error and what does it mean?


CF stands for compact flash which means you have an error with your memory card. Try removing and replacing your compact flash memory card. If that doesn't work you may need to format your memory card or replace it.

Jul 28, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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My Canon Rebel XT shows a CF Error , I changed the card and when I tried to format it shows error 99. THe Vattery is new and fully charged and right about the middle of the CF socket there are apparently...


Welcome to Fixya
Err 99 could means 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.

Thanks for choosing Fixya!

Jan 27, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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ERR CF and ERR 99


there is cf unit faulty might pins are bent or damage and could be come out from board that why giving cf error and err99

Jul 25, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Err cf have changed compact flash cards. every


check deep inside the card slot to see if you have any bent pins. They can often be straightened out with a thin screwdriver.

Sep 05, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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''err 99'' code appearing fairly often recently on Canon Rebel XT


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 19, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Err CF then Err 99 - Canon Rebel XT / Hitachi 4GB Mircodrive


Nope, this is not card anymore.

As you know CF is card failure, sometimes this cause to start error 99 , that is lens error , even if there is no problem with the lens.

This happens because the built in software in the camera can get messed up after an error CF.

You fix the problem calling Canon, they will guide through upgrading the firmware in your camera.

First ensure that you are using the camera menu and command to format the new card, and that new cards are properly inserted into the machine.

Call Canon support to get a firmware upgrade.

Feb 13, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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I have a Canon Rebel XT EOS Every time i take a pic I get an Err 99. I have taken the battery out and memory card for 5 Min. If i do that I can take about 5 or 6 pics before I get that message again. What...


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.

Nov 24, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Tech help


In the manual on page 127:
Err 02
There is a problem with the CF card. Do one of the
following: Remove and reload the CF card, use another
CF card, or format the CF card.

found manual at:
http://dms.sjmc.umn.edu/Equipment_Guides/Digital_Camera_Guides/CanonRebel.pdf

Jun 23, 2008 | Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital...

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Err CF


TRy and reformat the CF card through the camera. Youll lose the pics for sure but you cant see them anyway. You can also check for bent pins in the CF slot. Sometimes if you shut down the camera in mid write to the card, itll mess up the cards FAT (file directory)

Feb 24, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Err CF


Observe the connector inside camera, using a flashlight. If there is a bent pin take the camera to service immediately. Don't turn it on any more as we did in one similar case - creating a short circuit that damaged the camera electronics and voided the warranty.

If no visible problems, remove battery and leave it out overnight.

Jan 15, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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