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    Canon EOS 40D ERR99

    Hey guys, I've been using this 40D for like almost 2 years and never had anything problems with it until today, I keep getting this ERR99 and asking me to reinsert my battery! What has gone wrong?

    I took approximately only 13,000-14,000 shots with it. I tried reinserting both my batteries from my battery grip, reformatted my CF card and cleaned all of my lenses and body contacts but it's still showing that error after a few shots....

    Help please... is it time for me to move on for a new body or what?
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    Err99 is a general error but it often means that the shutter needs to be replaced. That's been the case with other Canon bodies I've had that have had this error, including a 40D. You will probably be able to hear that it sounds different, ie it's not cocking the shutter properly. Send it in to Canon for a quote.

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    I had an Err99 for my flash problem...unfortunately Canon use it for just a bout anything that can go wrong...have you tried a new battery in it?
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    Yes, it does make that funny sound.. how much is the repair for the shutter?

    If it's too much, maybe I should move on for 7d or 60d...

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    How much can I actually sell a shutter broken 40D?

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    Good excuse to buy a 7d
    i saw a 40d with this error (not sure if it was a shutter issue or something else) sell for $100 a few days ago.
    Might be worth getting a quote to see what it will cost to fix.
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    Definitely find out the problem first before you sell cheap. My err99 message was a problem with the diaphram of a particular lens, there was nothing wrong with the camera at all.
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    Still waiting for the quotation for the repair.

    Will I be able to get around $200ish for selling it?

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    It will probably vary depending on what the repair quote comes back saying. if it is really expensive you can just put it on ebay and see what you get.

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    I had this on my 400D about 2 years ago and found it was the catch on the battery grip door a little loose. A few firm taps on the locking cam with a screwdriver handle fixed it.
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    I've had a shutter replaced on a Canon 40D previously (following an Err99) and, from memory, it cost $435.

    Even though your 40D is two years old, assuming you are its original owner and it was bought as Aussie stock, then I think you'd have a fair chance of getting it repaired by Canon Australia for free. Under Australian statutory laws, a camera has to be 'fit for purpose' and 2 years / 14k actuations wouldn't meet that definition in most people's books (ie that's in addition to 12 month manufacturer's warranty).
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