Error 99 after 5 shots

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Well today was a very very long day. I shot at least 600 shots and every 5 photos I would get error 99. I had to take both batteries out the grip and put them back in each time to get it to work again. 5 shots later, same thing. So this happened at least 150 times today making the shoot very tiring. Things I've tried;

Different lenses
Cleaned the lens contacts
Different cards
Different batteries
No grip
No lens
Flash
No flash
On board flash
Resetted settings

It was fine last night. I was shooting fireworks and I had no problems. It rained very lightly before the fireworks but the camera functioned perfectly. I cleaned my sensor this morning and that seemed to be normal. However, now when I go to the sensor cleaning function and turn the camera off/on it still says "CLEAn" so I have to take the batteries out to fix that.

It still takes photos, just 5 of them. I'm guessing something is really screwed up and its off to Canon for 15 months while they dust for prints.
 
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Get a Nikon...
























Just kidding dude. Hope you get it sorted!! You have some nice work!
 

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How many actuations Pete? maybe the shutter mechanism is getting flakey.
 
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Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. :D Looks like your query timed out. I'll post the message there. I think the best answer I'll get will be send to Canon. :(
 
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Tried doing a factory reset to it ? may solve the problem.... though only time ive seen error 99 on a cannon is when an incorrect lense is being used on it..
 
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Factory reset? Where's that option?
Open the battery cover and take out the small round battery found somewhere within.
 
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Didn't fix it :( Gunna send it off to Fixation today.
 
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At least you'll find Fixations turnaround is fairly quick ;)

what camera is this with?
 

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How much is it costing? Or is it a warranty repair?
 
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I've used them before for my 10D when the shutter died. I know they'll do a good job, just annoying having to send it away.
 
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Like I said in the opening post, different lenses and no lenses.
 
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no idea Pete, I get once this Err99 just with a old 75-300mm on my 20D, and it was a Focusing problem, if the lense was un MF there was no problem, if I turn on the AF, Err99.

Have you try cleaning the contacts of the camera to the lens?
 
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Tried. Its now on its way to get repaired at Fixation. I might get it back in time for Easter, or just after. Thankfully I have the 10D and nothing major to shoot requiring 2 bodies.
 
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Peteme, I just got my 350 back from getting fixed(Error 99 second time,cleaning sensors and upgraded firmware)I need a camera that works all the time.Missed out on alot of good days shooting(stuck in house)So sometime this year I will be getting another Canon and use the 350 as backup.Wish you all the best. Sean
 
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Camera's back from Fixation. The repair took just under 2 weeks, with Easter in the middle. They replaced the shutter, did a sensor clean, general clean and shined the alloys. They didn't mention what caused it, just that the shutter needed replacing.
 
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Did you warn them my sensor glass will be coming in soon? LOL

Glad you found them reliable, and are now all sorted.
 
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