Having problems with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera ?

'busy' message in view finder won't take a picture

\015 When I press the button to take a picture, the camera says that it is ready the flash flashes but a message appears in the view finder that says 'busy'. I have charged the battery so that's not it. I have taken the battery out overnight as well as the sd card. No change.\015

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How can you download and update firm ware when you cannot see anything on the screen?!!!!


I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  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.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  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.

I hope that helps.
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