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

Cannon 300D EOS Lens 18m- 25m lens, camera showing ERR 99


Answers :

Error 99 is one of the most annoying ones to get on a Canon SLR as it simply means that an error has occurred which does not fit any other diagnostic code.

There are some error 99 causes which you may be able to diagnose and solve for yourself, but most require that the camera goes to a Canon service specialist. The camera ideally needs servicing and preventative maintenance on an annual basis anyway like all SLR cameras, but few owners other than professional users ever bother.

If your camera is rarely used then you can significantly extend it's life by thoroughly using it through a complete battery charge at least once a month; this will ensure that the internal lubricants are prevented from gumming up. Also give all of your lenses a thorough bit of exercise once a month by mounting them on a camera body, taking a few shots and operating all controls through to their limits. The battery will also maintain its performance characteristics for longer by fully discharging and then recharging the battery at least once a month.

Canon's own official advice (from the photography on the net forum) is as follows; although reference is made to a Canon EOS10D it applies equally you your model:-

"Thank you for contacting Canon product support. I'm sorry to hear that \015\012your EOS 10D is displaying an "ERR 99" message.
\015\012
\015\012To isolate the cause of the issue, we suggest that you do the
\015\012following:
\015\012
\015\0121. Turn off the camera.
\015\0122. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
\015\0123. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
\015\0124. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
\015\012
\015\012Does the "ERR 99" message appear? If it does, then the camera should \015\012be serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of \015\012steps:
\015\012
\015\0121. Turn off the camera.
\015\0122. Insert the CF card.
\015\0123. Turn on the camera.
\015\0124. Format the CF card in the camera.
\015\012
\015\012Does the "ERR 99" message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most \015\012likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
\015\012
\015\012If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
\015\012
\015\0121. Turn off the camera.
\015\0122. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser\015\012or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the \015\012camera body.
\015\0123. Reattach your lens.
\015\0124. Turn on the camera.
\015\012
\015\012If the "ERR 99" message only appears when one particular lens is
\015\012attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
\015\012
\015\012If you see the "ERR 99" with a different Canon lens attached, then the \015\012camera should be serviced."

In practice, if you still have to send the camera for service you'll almost certainly find that the shutter mechanism needs replacing (usually as it got gummed up due to under usage). Also note that the advice to use a pencil eraser to clean the contacts needs a bit of clarification: do not use a soiled eraser as graphite residues from previous use are conductive and can harm your camera. The eraser doe not have to be new, just rub it on clean paper until the rubber is clean. Also, some folks misguidedly advise using a pen eraser to do the job as it's more abrasive and cleans the contacts quicker. Use of pen erasers is an absolute no-no: the abrasive is usually conductive metal oxide particles, and even when it isn't there is a risk of abrasive particles falling into your precision piece of kit where they get embedded in the lubricants turning them into grinding paste.

I hope that my reply has been of some assistance, all that I ask in return is that you return the favour by rating my answer.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Cannon 300D EOS Lens 18m- 25m lens, camera showing ERR 99


Error 99 is one of the most annoying ones to get on a Canon SLR as it simply means that an error has occurred which does not fit any other diagnostic code. There are some error 99 causes which you may be able to diagnose and solve for you ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

My tamaron 28/200 lens when fitted to. cannon eos 350 d. shows err 99 when switched on ,previosly ok ,disconect lens and camera functions ok,only have one lense


Try cleaning the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I have a cannon camera, my boyfriend dropped it with the lens extended and now whenever I try to turn it on I get a message saying that there is a lens error and the camera will shut down. I have tried a couple of answers on this website, but most have to do with a lens that is stuck out, mine will still retract back and forth if you smack it on your hand. My problem is when you power it off and back on the error shows up and the lens will not extend then. Any suggestions are greatly appreciate


... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

Hi i have a tamron 24-135 sp lens for cannon eos fit and it has developed a fault.when i switch the camera on it gives a 99 error,yet if i extend the lens to the 135 mm position everything is ok,i can then go to 24mm setting still ok,if i turn the camera off and on again back comes the fault.any thoughts? also i dont seem to find any tamron uk support contacts. regards phil langham


... Digital Cameras

Canon rebel xt eos shows ERR CF. What do I do now?I tried a new flash card but still got the same error message. When I try to preview pictures I have already taken the screen says ¨no image¨. My camera worked for a couple of pictures at one point following this initial error message and then acted up again, showing err 02. It then quickly reverted back to old error CF message.


Check that the pins in the camera that connect to the CF card are clean and not bent. You will probably need a good light and a magnifying glass to see into the card slot. If you can see a pin that is bent you could try straigtening it. BEWARE- turn ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Lens error When I go to turn on the camera, it buzzes at me and flashes. Then is shows the Cannon logo followed by the words "lens error, restart camera:.


Try the procedures in this tip. ... Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera

When I switch on my camera I get 'Err CF' on the display. According to the handbook I have to format the compact flash card - when it is formatted the menu will reappear - the menu does Not reappear bu 'Err 99' does. I have been on the internet and tried remedies suggested but nothing seems to work I am just being sent round and round in circles. My camera is a Canon EOS 20D, lens is a Canon Ultrasonic 75-300mm and my card is Sandisk Ultra ll 4GB


Things you can try:\015\012\015\012clean the gold contacts of the memory card;\015\012format the memory card through a computer using a memory card reader;\015\012rep ... Canon Digital Cameras

My camera is cannon S3 isand its lens came out and now stuckan shows lens errorrestart camera.. need help


Lens probably does not extend or retract because of debris or misaligned gear box. The\012lens can many times be repaired without having to replace it. Try to\012return to manufacturer. If you're out of warranty, there are\012third party place that ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Hi, I have two Cannon 40D Cameras and am experiencing problems with both at the moment. One Camera is very slow after pushing the button to take a photo. I have checked all of the batteries and this is not the problem. The other camera will take 4/5 shots without a problem then as I am taking the shot I feel like the camera flutters, the lcd screen shows an error symbol and says the contacts between the lens needs cleaning. When I turn the camera on and off it fixes the problem temporarily but i


Problems like these can be addressed by Canonusa.com which can be contacted at 1-800-OK-CANON.\015\012 ... Digital Cameras

I've had my camera for about 3 years now and have never had any problems until a couple of weeks ago. When I turned the camera on, it forced me to reset date/time and would occasionally show aperture 00 and not take a picture. Turning the camera off and then on again, or removing and replacing the battery temporarily took care of the problem. Now I am getting the ERR 01 and can not take pics at all, regardless of which lens I use or whether I am using the IS option. I've tried cleaning the c


Try getting new trusted brand batteries like duracell, And also if it forces you to change the D/T just change it. Also try getting a new memory card. (trusted brand). If none of this works then there might be a prob. Maybe someone dropped it. Try as ... Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D Body only Digital Camera

I have a Cannon Powershot SD600, just got it recently and it worked great, then all of a sudden I noticed the cover lens's that slide over to protect the lens when you shut it off were messed up. Onle 1 was showing. I tried turning it on, and all it says now is, "Lens error, please restart camera." I tried the Hold Menu down for 5 seconds, but that did nothing since it doesn't even turn on.


The Canon series are fine camera's, but they seem to suffer from lens errors (check how many people suffered from this by googling lens error canon). The problem seems to come from sand/dust entering the body and jamming the lens gear. A h ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Cannon 350D showing ERR CF flashing in window cannot take pics and mem card shows nil camera working ok early on and saving pics


Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret. Although professional repair may be costly, there is a very good chance that you can repair this yourself. ... Canon Digital Cameras

When i turn my camera (cannon powershot SD1100 IS) on the screen is black like it can not see through the lens. I can still see all of the menu options on the screen. If I try to take a picture it will still take a picture and the picture shows up just like it is supposed to. I can still review the pictures on the camera. Everything else seems to be working fine.


This could be a firmware problem.First, check your screen settings, should be in the setup menu. You may have the screen switched off, often used as a power save option.Secondly, if its still under warranty, go back to the ven ... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

I have fungus on my cannon eos 60D censor - Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera with 28135mm lens


... Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera with 28135mm lens

The camera when switched on displays in the top lcd display 'Err' yet shows battery as fully charged. ive reformatted my memory card via pc. changed the lithium cr 123a batteries for new ones. fully charged the 4 x AA batteries. the aperture ring lock is set to 22 on the 28mm-80mm af nikkor d lens. i have it set to af and auto but have tried all other camera setting i can access. it will focus no problem yet will not allow me to do anything else. i cannot access the menu eg func, play, in


Hi.Err means that the camera is in fault mode. There is no code, so that the fault is generic. This kind of error is often associated with shutter problems or other loens error. If you have a spare lens, remove battery and test the spare ... Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

Canon 300d pictures turn out white or pink - Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens


Do the pictures look the same on the camera and PC or do they look good on PC but not on the camera? What we are trying to do here is to figure out whether its an LCD screen issue or a problem with the CCD image sensor. ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

EOS Rebel 300 D will not focus - Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens


Assuming you have not switched auto focus off on the lens and not been in the camera menus you should try a different lens to eliminate whether it is the body or the lens. Body failure to focus is rare and unlikely, more likely to be the motor in the ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

ERROR 99 i have canon eos 350d camera with efs18-55 lens. earlier when i click the photograph it shows error 99 on the screen and picture is not clicked. then i turn the camera off and again turn it on then picture is clicked. but now when i see through the view finder the subject looks totally darker.


Htgsht,\015\012the storeman's solution is one way to attack this type of problem. his knowledge about the error code 99 is absolutely correct. if this does not work, you may want to try this one.\015\012\015\012i did had the same ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I have a cannon eos xsi was hiking up a hill & got some sweat on the camera when i got to the top of the hill gave to my wife & she was reviewing the pictures. when the camera suddenly turned off. we thought it was a battery problem as she had taken close to 500 pictures that day.when we got home recharged battery and would'nt take shots says error 99 and to repower. will show all pictures we taken but will not take pictures help please


MY CANON GOT WET ... Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi Body Only Digital Camera

The screen reads "lens error, restart camera. I can not get the lens to retract. I can not get the power to stay on. The cannon screen shows up momentairly - but fades to black and the message appears.


Remove the battery, let it sit for at least 2 hours, then put it back. \015\012put the batteries back, then gentle push the lens sideways to free its stuck part. if the error still occurs and the lens is not retracting, consult the\015\012warranty f ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Cannon EOS Rebel XS shows busy display stopped working


Just got a brand new camera. Played around with it a few nights to learn all the parts and buttons. Went to a concert tonite. While waiting for the show I took many test shots to see how the camera would work under these contiditions. Used a 75 to 30 ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses

Camera problem Hi. I have a Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera. When I hit the on/off button, the camera turns on, the lens zooms out for a second and then back in, then it shows the "Pentax Optio M" load screen, then it shows "Auto Picture" in the center and a green dot in the bottom left with the words "EV Compensation" next to the dot. While it's showing this last screen, it beeps 3 times right before the lens zooms out again then back in just before the camera turns off. I have changed the batt


I got it!!! on my cam i hold down the menu button at the same time power on, it will showup a " ver 1.00" and lens move a little maybe u have to do it 2 times but second time it should work ... Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

My wife dropped her Canon Powershot SD750 and we thought everything was OK. Then moments later when we tried to use it, the lens came out and then locked up and the screen showed 'lens error restart camera'. Since then, after numerous attempts to get camera to work, the camera still shows 'lens error' and the lens is always out and locked. Could you help?


HelloThank you for using FIXYA!!!This\012 is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Cannon Eos 400D Err 99? - Digital Cameras


Error 99 is a NONSPECIFIC error message. It is almost always associated with the LENS. I first got this error on my EOS 20D whei I tried to use an older Sigma zoom lens (7 years older than the camera). I don't use off-brand lenses with my Cano ... Digital Cameras

I have a cannon s2 15 and the lens wont go back into the camera and a error of E18 shows on the view finder


Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preve ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.4811 seconds