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

Describe your canon rebel hinge door error 99 Problem I get error 99 every time I try to shoot. Although, if I turn on the camera and open the door and close it while the camera is on I can shoot. So, there fore I have to turn on the camera (error 99 shows up) open up the hing door and shoot. I have to so this every time I want to shoot!

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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use\012\012\012\012\012\012\012 these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly ,\012 try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the \012shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , \012and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then \012try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently \012pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may \012cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another\012 way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and \012then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to\012 not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and \012down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the \012camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your \012camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of \012your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair \012center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to \012replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest\012 you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any \012off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about\012 warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

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Hope \012the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

'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. Alternately, it can also be a card error or camera error.
First remove the lens, battery and card and leave the camera like that for about 30 min. After that, insert a fully charged battery and switch on the camera. If the error still shows up, it is a fault with the camera and has to be serviced.
If not, turn the camera off and insert the card. Format the card in the camera and depress the shutter button. If it shows an error, the card is faulty.
If not,
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 error still shows up, you need to take the lens to an\015\012 authorized service center.
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