Canon Announces Free Repairs for Abnormal Mirror Operation on EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon has announced free repairs for some EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III digital SLR cameras that may suffer from problems with abnormal mirror operation.

The phenomenon is when the mirror does not operate even if the shutter button is pressed, and the following message “Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to and again or re-install the battery” appears frequently on the camera’s LCD monitor.

Free repairs will be provided to affected products. Please click here to complete a registration form if you own an affected product and wish to arrange for service. After you have submitted the form you will be contacted by a representative of a Canon Service Centre within one week for a service appointment.

A prior registration and appointment is preferred before sending your camera to Canon. Any cameras received without a pre-registration and appointment will be serviced at the earliest possible opportunity.

Firmware that further specifies error indications based on the details of detected errors is now available. The error indications are specified based on the causes of errors so that adequate support can be provided to customers.

Canon offers its sincerest apologies to customers using these products who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Canon always strives to provide the highest quality products to its customers, and it spares no effort in its quality management to make sure its customers can use its products with confidence. Canon hopes its efforts will earn your understanding.

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