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My Canon Rebel digital XT gives me error 99 I take pictures…

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My Canon Rebel digital XT...
My Canon Rebel digital XT gives me error 99
I take pictures inside perfectly nut outdoors it gives me above mentioned error
what can I do

Joane
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Camera and Video
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Hi there and welcome to Just Answer. Thanks for asking your question. I'm sorry to hear about your Canon.

 

Err 99 is a catch all error that occurs when the camera's firmware can't determine the actual fault.

 

Some things to try:

 

1. Clean the lens contacts on the lens and body with a red pencil eraser.
2. Remove and replace the battery.
3. Remove and replace the memory card
4. Remove any third party lens (if applicable) and try with Canon EF or EF-S lens. \

 

Let me know.

 

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