Canon error 99

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Peabody, Jan 26, 2010.

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    Peabody Guest

    I've been looking at used cameras, and sometimes I see one on Ebay
    that's for sale "as is" and which is described as non-functional.
    Fairly often there's something like this:

    "Powers on and goes through all the motions of taking a picture but
    after the shutter clicks it gives an error 99." (This is a Canon
    D30.)

    Is this a catch-all error for a whole list of possible causes, or
    is it usually something specific and relatively simple that a local
    camera repair shop would fix cheaply?

    Another one I've seen is that the camera won't power up at all.
    That sounds like either a completely dead battery, or a pin bent or
    broken.
     
    Peabody, Jan 26, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    "Fix cheaply" and "digital camera" are mutually disjoint sets.
     
    Ray Fischer, Jan 26, 2010
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    Richard Guest

    I recently sent my 30D in for Error99
    It wasn't the usual lens contacts, battery etc. The mirror was locked up and
    the shutter partly fired.
    Cost of repair at one of three Canon authorised repairers in the UK: £225
    Ouch! Just a service on the camera is £140 in the UK

    HTH

    Richard
     
    Richard, Jan 26, 2010
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    Paul Ciszek Guest

    These days anything electronic is replaced, not repaired. I suppose
    there might be some attempt to re-use the optics.
     
    Paul Ciszek, Jan 27, 2010
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  5. D30 == very old camera. Do not mistake it for a 30D (quite
    recent by comparison).

    Repairs would cost more than the camera is worth in top
    condition today.
    Or smashed, crushed, dissolved in sea water, etc.
    Could be anything.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 28, 2010
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