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Canon rebel xs Battery and error 99 problems

\015 I live in South Africa and I was given a new canon rebel xs as a gift from a friend in the USA. I have 2 problems. 1st problem is "error 99" comes up every few photos. 2nd problem I have is that I have to take out the battery and put it back in again every time I switch the camera off or it time itself out. The problems started from day 1. This camera is brand new and I have not even taken 1000 photos. I hope you can help.\015

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I have a similar problem with mine what I do is turn the camera on and then just open and close the card slot door (keeping the "on - off"dial in the "on" possition) and the camera works well until it is turned off I suggest you as well to set the auto shutting off to 8 minutes so you have more time to take pictures before the camera returns to display the err 99 . Another thing I've read is that maybe the lens contacts are dirty so clean them and reinstall the lens, I hope that these tips will serve you to solve the problem but let me tell you that most of the time this problem has to be solved by Canon Authorized Technicians by Canon Service
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\015\012I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.
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\015\012Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
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  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.
\015\012See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :
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  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.
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\015\012I hope that helps.
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