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Rex Vegbey Posted on Jul 02, 2007

Errot 99 Error 99 flashes when I click. I have changed the main battery and the small lithium battery but the problem still persists. What must I do?

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Hi Rexveg, there is a good solution in Fixya. You just have to clean the lenses with a pencil eraser. Here is the link to that thread: http://www.fixya.com/support/t142115-canon_displaying_err_99 Good luck

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