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My Canon 20D suddenly started saying "Error 99" and it won't take any pictures. What should I do?


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To isolate the cause of the issue, we suggest that you do the following:
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  1. Turn off the camera.
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  3. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
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  5. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
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  7. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
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  9. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
\015\012Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If it does, then the camera should be serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:
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  1. Turn off the camera.
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  3. Insert the CF card.
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  5. Turn on the camera.
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  7. Format the CF card in the camera.
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  9. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
\015\012Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
\015\012If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
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  1. Turn off the camera.
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  3. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body.
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  5. Reattach your lens.
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  7. Turn on the camera.
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  9. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
\015\012If the “ERR 99′ message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
\015\012If you see the “ERR 99′ with a different Canon lens attached, then the camera should be serviced.
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