30D error99 info needed

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  1. tommygun

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    so yesterday i bought a canon 30D from adorama in new york. now that im looking online various places im starting to get a little worried about the elusive Error99 that happens with canon cameras. doea anybody have any firsthand knowledge about this. Im hoping i didn't make a mistake buying this.
     
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    Err99 is one of the nice features that Canon bodies bring. A quick web search will find about 7 million hits on the subject of Err99. I kid you not.
     
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    It's the "check engine light" of cameras. It means "something's wrong, but I have no idea what." If you have a local camera store, have someone look at it in person to see what's up with it.
     
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    My recommendation is leave the worrying until something actually goes wrong with the camera. You'll live longer. No one likes a high blood pressure for no reason :)
     
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    Error 99 can most often can be corrected by cleaning the contacts on both the lens and the body with a soft pencil eraser.

    If that doesn't work then it is probably defective.

    If you need to speak to a Canon technician, then use this link:

    Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR


    If you need to return it within the first 14 days, drop me an email with your order number: helen.oster@adoramacamera.com
     
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    thanks. I was just concerned about it. I really like the 30D and i can't wait for it to get here. im just hoping i don't have to dump a ton of money into it in like a month or two. you know what i mean?
     
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    So the 30D is a used camera, right?

    To get the lower price, compared to a nice new 50D, you assume a certain amount of risk. Nothing new there. Welcome to life.
     

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