Having problems with your Canon EOS-10D Digital Camera ?

Err 99 Hi,My Canon lens work fine, but as soon as I put on my Sigma 70-300mmAPO macro a/f lens all goes dead & the top panel reads ERR 99, tried all the usual remedies ie change battery, cf card clean contacts..none work !!...do you have a remedy please...john


Answers :

Hi there.

Canon 10D is old by now, the error 99 is mostly for the shutter mechanism. is rround $200 to chang it.
Although you may have cleaned the lens contacts, did you clean the camera contacts? This is a bit harder but it’s doable: just hold camera so lens opening\015\012points down so no gunk falls in. Erase lightly. I used a lens cloth and\015\012dabbed at the contacts rather than blow them so as not to blow the\015\012erasings inside the camera.

1. 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\0125. 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
\015\012serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:
\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\0125. 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
\015\012likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
\015\012If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
\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\0125. 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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