Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?

I am getting an error cf..tried to format card and get error 99

\015 I put in a new cf card and immediately got an error cf message. The manual said to format the card and when I tried to do that it gives me an error 99. I have tried removing the battery but still have the same problem.\015

Answers :

I Googled the error code you're getting, and found a list of things to try and steps to attempt directly from Canon. Try out some of the stuff below, it should help.

To isolate the cause of the issue, we suggest that you do the following:
\015\0121. 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 serviced. 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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