How to Troubleshoot Canon Error ‘Err 99’

There’s no error on a camera as scary as error 99, and if you’re shooting with a Canon and haven’t seen it yet, you will. Canons are certainly no more error-prone than other camera brands, but they are a little notorious for the notorious err 99, so learn how to fix this error now so you’re not stuck at a wedding without a working camera when it happens.

In short, ERR 99 on your Canon camera is a common error. What kind of error, you ask? That’s the difficulty in fixing the notorious ERR99. Since it’s a common error message, there’s nothing you can do about it. But don’t worry, I’ve encountered this error often enough to point you in the right direction.

What causes the “Err 99” on a Canon camera?

Lens contact deposits: In some cases, deposits can build up on the lens contact pads that interfere with the user’s ability to take pictures, causing this error.

Blocked shutters: In most cases, the error is due to problems with the camera’s shutter path. Sometimes debris can get into the camera and get stuck in the shutter path, which can interfere with shutter movement and cause this problem. The shutter path should be completely free so that it does not interfere with shutter movement.

Shutter Curtains: The shutter curtains may be preventing the shutter from closing and causing a malfunction. This may be due to wear and tear caused by time. It could also be the result of physical damage to the unit.

Broken shutter material: If you remove the lens from the camera and look inside, you may see a soft shutter material. This material may be bent or displaced from its original position, preventing the shutter from closing and causing the defect. It is very important that this material is firmly in place and that the shutter closes properly.

Flash Card: In some cases, the card used to store images can cause this error. Sometimes the card can interfere with the camera interface and interfere with some system functions. This can cause the camera to stop working and display this error. It may also cause the user to be unable to connect the camera to the computer.

How to solve an Err 99 error on Canon?

Check the shutter

  1. Remove the lens and look inside the camera.
  2. Make sure that nothing is blocking the shutter release and that it is fully engaged.
  3. Remove debris, replace the lens, and see if the problem persists.

Camera Troubleshooting

We remove certain parts of the camera and test it without them. This will help determine the cause of the problem.

  1. Remove the battery, memory card, and lens from the camera.
  2. Turn off the camera completely for 20 minutes.
  3. Insert the battery back into the camera and hold down the shutter button.
  4. If the error message appears, the problem is in the camera hardware.
  5. If the error message no longer appears, insert the memory card and hold down the shutter button.
  6. If the error message appears again, the problem is due to a damaged SD card and you should replace it.
  7. If the error message does not appear, lock the lens and press the shutter button.
  8. If the error message appears, clean the contact area between the lens and the camera body.
  9. Take an eraser and clean these areas, but be careful not to leave marks on the lens body.
  10. Reinstall the lens and press the shutter button.
  11. Check to see if the problem persists.

Frequently Asked Questions

The error is related to the camera lens, memory card, or battery. If any of these components are faulty, damaged, dusty, or improperly inserted into the camera, this error is displayed.

Try turning the camera off and on again. If that doesn't work, clean the contact pads of the lens and camera body.

There are several possible causes for this problem with your Canon camera. First, check that the battery is charged and properly inserted. Make sure that the metal terminals of the battery are clean. You can use a dry cloth to remove dirt from the contact surfaces.

If you get error message 99, the error is most likely related to the memory card. Turn the camera off and insert another memory card. Turn the camera on and press the shutter button again. Turn the camera off and reinsert the lens.