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Jul 06, 2010 01:13 |  #1

Had an interesting issue today. I was taking photos for a church event today and every so often I would get an Error 99 (shutter release problem) and I would have to turn off and on the camera to make it work for a bit. This happened 5 times within 30 minutes. I then decided to switch out the Canon batteries for the cheapo ones I got with my grip and the problem ceased.

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what the problem may be? I bought the camera brand new about 3 years ago and it only has 27000 shutter actuations on it.

Any help would be great!


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Jul 06, 2010 01:38 |  #2

poor connection on the contacts in the battery compartment, might have gotten wiped clean when you switched batteries ?


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Jul 06, 2010 01:49 |  #3

Or poor contacts on the actually battery, might have cleared when you switched batteries with cleaner contacts. Try cleaning the contacts with a cotton tipped swap lightly moistened with alcohol.


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Jul 06, 2010 05:21 |  #4

Then again your battery might be on the way out. This happened to me - battery seemed to charge OK but strange things happened once it was in camera. It taught me that batteries have a finite life. Any OCDs out there who've kept a record?




  
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Jul 06, 2010 06:51 |  #5

Error 99 is a general catch all error used for anything that Canon hasn't already assigned an error code to.
It does not necessarily mean your shutter has gone.
It could mean anything from dirty contacts on the lens or body to the camera just having a hissy fit.
By the sounds of it your problem lies somewhere with the battery.


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Jul 06, 2010 08:41 |  #6

As said above err99 is a code for anything else, basically things the camera does not know




  
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Jul 06, 2010 14:22 |  #7

Had the camera give me a mishap or two with the cheapo batteries also. Maybe a problem between the grip and camera?

None the less, I cleaned the contacts and it seems to be doing much better now. Thanks everyone!


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