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Error 99 or 90

Hi,
When I attach mt flash to my rebel 300 and try to shut a picture i get an eror 90 and the picrure is not taken. I did call canon and was told that its the flash problem

Please help

Moshe

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My old 350D canon gave err 99 (in its last days) whenever I was trying to take photo with its built in flash.With out flash it stillworks ok.(so i left that).This is not Bower's fault for sure.(although bower is very dumb flash)

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Err 99 is moisture or dew inside the camera.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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    err 99 is moisture or dew inside the camera.

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