Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera ?

CF error I own a Canon 400D. It worked perfectly until today. I inserted the cf card, and turned on the camera. It took a couple of seconds to light up, and I got a message that the cf card was faulty and needs to be replaced. I used another one...it said the same thing. I tried reformatting. It gave me an err99 and then said that "shooting is not possible" I formatted the card on the computer...no luck. The pins are in place, I checked. What could be the problem and how could I go about solving


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My canon xti had the same reading cf card error 99.
\015\012Since my camera is out of warranty. I had to find a way to fix it. After reading all possible solutions in this site, I looked at the pins (that used to connect to the CF card) and found out that one pin in the middle bent. That caused the problem. I used the tiny screw driver to bend that pin back to the original position. Inserted the card back and it worked. I felt so happy!!!! (Please make sure to have the battery removed while fixing...to be saved.)
Canon have a few different ERROR codes (eg ERR01, ERR02 etc) BUT if there is any other fault with the camera that is not covered by them it comes up with ERR99 (vaguely saying ANY other fault!)
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\015\012Some of the problems above may be the CF card holder pins being damaged - Have a look in the holder if you can, there are longer pins at each end & the middle, they are the ones that show any damage first. Needs to go to a repairer for that one !
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\015\012Some of the problems above could be down to the cards being formatted on the PC. Always best to use the camera to re-format the cards. Sometimes the PC can re-format the card with the wrong configuration causing the ERR99.
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\015\012Hope this helps someone
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