Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera with 17-85mm lens ?

Error 99 I took pics yesterday-no problems.Today during a shoot I got the error 99 after shooting several pics. At home I removed, even switched to a different battery and the problem continues. It will shoot a few frames and error out and it doesn't seem to matter which setting is used.


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'Error\015\012 99' indicates some problem with the AF contacts. This is a common error\015\012 in Canon lenses. It could indicate a very simple problem like dirty \015\012contacts or a much serious one like the breakage of USM cable.
As a \015\012first step, you can try cleaning the lens and body contacts (the metal \015\012contacts between the lens and body) using a pencil eraser. Be careful to\015\012 hold the body facing down so that no dust falls inside. After cleaning \015\012both the lens and the body contacts, re-attach the lens and try \015\012shooting. If the AF does not work still, you need to take the lens to an\015\012 authorized service center.
The lens\015\012contacts are dirty - get a pencil with an eraser on the end, just\015\012a regular old pencil with a red rubber eraser. Detach the lens from the\015\012camera, hold it so that the lens’ gold contacts are pointing down and\015\012lightly erase their exposed surface, cleaning them of any hand oil that\015\012might have gotten on them.\015\012Do the same thing with the gold contacts inside the camera body.\015\012This 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've 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.
Works well for me....let me know how you fair!
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