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Canon 40d. When I power the body on, it wakes up and then instantly goes to error code 99. Shooting not possible. Sensor cleaning isn't even initiated.


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Hi Kennethpryor, \015\012
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\015\012Error 99 is caused by an unknown electrical problem that the camera detects, but doesn't understand. It can be caused by a bad lens, or poor contact/connection with the lens, or a power problem, or any number of other issues.\015\012
\015\012 Try cleaning the contacts on the lens and camera's lens mount, and the battery, and camera's battery contacts.\015\012
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  • Clean the lens contects on the rear portion of the lens with a clean pencil eraser.
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  • Remove and replace the battery.
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  1. Power the camera off
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  3. Remove the battery.
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  5. Wait 15 seconds.
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  7. Replace the battery.
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  9. Power the camera on.
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  • Please remove the 3rd party accessory and replace it with a genuine Canon accessory.
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  • Remove third party lens and try with Canon EF or EF-S lens
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\015\012 Sometimes there gets to be a slight film on the electrical contacts of even new cameras & lenses. If that doesn't do it, try swapping lenses.\015\012
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\015\012If still you get the problem , then it must need servicing.\015\012
\015\012Good luck and have a nice day.\015\012
\015\012Thanks for using Fixya.\015\012
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