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

Hi, all of a sudden, my Canon Rebet XT gave me a faint flashing error 99 message. It won't turn off and the red light at the bottom right of the screen stays on even when I turn my camera off. I have to take the battery out in order for it to turn off. The led screen is blank and shows only the battery icon. HELP, my son is graduating from H.S. and I need to take lots of photos. Thank you.


Answers :

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.
4.clean all lens contacts on lens and camera with a rubber eraser
\015\0125. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
\015\0126. 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
\015\012serviced. 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
\015\012attached, 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
\015\012camera should be serviced.


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