Having problems with your Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses ?

Err 99 followed by the "Busy" issue in the viewfinder

\015 Hi fellow Canon users. The same problem happened to me only I seem to got a taste of all the common issues this camera is prone to having. My Canon 1000D worked great for 4+ months, was happy with it and would swear that this was the BEST Digi-Cam I've ever had. Woke up this morning, shot 2 test pix before our family photo session, come the actual pic taking itself, the Err 99 showed up. I couldnt believe what I'm seeing!!! after a few troubleshooting steps, eg: cleaning contacts, reseating the batt and memcard; it worked for a few shots and thought it's back to business. Then, suddenly, all the displays on my LCD didnt show. The auto-focus works but couldt take pictures. When I looked inside the viewfinder, there's a "Busy" error message and my baby stopped working. I might have to send it in, but till now I'm trying to find fixes for tis thing. been 13 hours since this happened and if any of you tech savy peeps have a suggestion; I'dreally appreciate it. Thanks\015

Answers :



I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
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  3. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not\015\012possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or\015\012re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after\015\012the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a\015\012language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
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  3. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
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  5. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
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  7. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

I hope that helps.
Err 99 is moisture or dew inside the camera.
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