Canon EOS 1000D Firmware 1.0.6

October 13, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras | 22 Comments | |
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Canon have released a firmware upgrade to the Canon EOS 1000D / REBEL XS digital SLR camera. Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following changes:

  • Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the busy indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  • The message, “Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to and again or re-install the battery”, appears on the camera’s LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out, the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.

Website: Canon EOS REBEL XS / 1000D Firmware Update

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#1 cartouche encre

This looks really nice. I want to get this camera.... i have no enough knowledge for those type of camera but still i want to learn more and experience its power. capturing every moment of my family's life will be a great treasure with me.

11:43 am - Wednesday, October 14, 2009

#2 Ken Zuk

Ok, I heard about the firmware update, but since I had no problems with my camera I did not install it.

Guess what!? Now I have the problem....but now it is too late. The display will not come on, and I get a constant "busy" error in the viewfinder. Without the display -- how can I update the firmware???????

Have tried changing batteries, lens off, card out, all those steps...but nothing! I cannot get the display to come back and therefore cannot install the firmware!

Problem is worse...I am in Russia for another 7-8 Canon dealers, cannot ship from here because things get stolen, bought the camera anyway in Ukraine less than a year ago....seems to me I am SUNK!


8:42 am - Saturday, November 7, 2009

#3 OEC

Maybe the info in the following link can help you:

11:47 am - Saturday, November 7, 2009

#4 Ken Zuk

Yes, I have that link. But my problem is, without the Display working, there is no way to update the firmware.

Wondering if there is a way to update firmware another way. Or, how to do a hard reset in the camera to get the display back long enough to update the firmware???

11:56 am - Saturday, November 7, 2009

#5 margaret

I have the same problem Ken. No display to format firmware.

11:52 am - Friday, March 26, 2010

#6 Karel Becker

I have the same problem as Ken and Margaret. Any solution out there???

Phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the busy indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
But my problem is, without the Display working, there is no way to update the firmware.

2:20 pm - Thursday, April 8, 2010

#7 Ken Zuk

The only solution (this info is from Canon) for this is to send the camera into Canon. Contact them, they will tell you how to send it in, they will do the firmware upgrade for you, and the camera will be sent back to you.

For me, they did all of this for free.

2:36 pm - Thursday, April 8, 2010

#8 Leo

I had the same problem. The camera is not detected by PC, so online firmware update can't be done.

So, I went to Canon service center, the technician told me that they need to change the mainboard.

@Ken Zuk,
How did they upgrade the firmware if the camera is not detected? Thanks in advance for your response.

9:59 am - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

#9 Karel Becker

I took it Canon Service. It took then a week to repair. Yes they repair and charge me (AED 480) for the repairs. Very, Very, unhappy with this as it is not a user action that resulted in this problem. Canon is not my good books at this time. I feel we should by something els like NIKOn or Casio

10:11 am - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

#10 Leo

@Karel Becker
Did they change the mainboard/PCB of your camera? Thanks.

10:15 am - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

#11 Karel Becker

Hi Leo

I was told that they have changed the flash control board. I'm not sure if the person at the counter realy knew, but she did call someone at the servie department. The invoice only stated serviced charge. Now this really worried me and I insitted to see the old board, but as you have geussed they could not produce it. I suppose it is wrong to make any assumption but, The software on the canon(My unit) is the latest as indicated on this website and the camera is functioning normal/well. I did experience a slight improvement in the flash charge to (Shutter ready)ready speed. May be it is my imagenation but there is no real delay once focused any more. I"m not impressed by the Canon service people in Dubai as I did not expect to pay for a known problem, but you know I love my camera. I suppose it was worth the repair. Success with your endeviour to you solve your problem.



12:00 pm - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

#12 Leo

Thanks Karel! I do hope they can install new firmware (or repair my camera) without changing the mainboard. Since this will cost 1/4 of the original camera price!

I will post an update here as soon as I get my camera back for the benefit of those who are experiencing the same problem.

1:33 am - Wednesday, August 18, 2010

#13 Sonam

hello sir,
From few days i m having problem in my camera Canon EOS 1000d not able to open menu bar. some time it work properly but sometime it get stuck and if i click on live view then again when i click it does not work
Please Resolve my Problem if any one know ASAP
With Regards
Mr. Sonam S. Diwate

10:33 am - Wednesday, September 1, 2010

#14 Leo

My camera is now working! Thanks to Canon technician.

Few weeks ago, I brought my camera to Canon service center. He fixed it using a software. I got it back after 2 days. So, therefore, changing the mainboard is not the only solution!

Please have a qualified Canon technician to solve your camera problem.

11:07 am - Wednesday, September 1, 2010

#15 Leo

And by the way, I paid US$27.

11:09 am - Wednesday, September 1, 2010

#16 Etienne

I have the same problem with my Canon,it started off as a error #99 and after a few months,no more display on LCD, i could not even take a single photo, i tried to upgrade the software but no luck , the problem is that im in Namibia, Africa, no Canon service center here. my only chance is to send it away to South Africa and to be honest,im a bit scared to send my camera, things have a tendency to get lost in postage here in Africa, Is there any other way to fix or upgrade my camera's software?

10:17 pm - Saturday, November 20, 2010

#17 Harrison Owiyo Adika

Dear sir/madam,
my canon eos is showing err can i upgrade the latest firmwire to this camera?
1.i cleaned the contacts on the lens/camera body
2.i changed CF card and also the lens and the err. is still appearing after somefiew shots.
3.err.99 doesnot appear if the cf card is removed
4.cfn is on no.1 and if i select anew no.6 or 12 it goes back to no.1 after afiew shots
please advice.

9:35 am - Friday, March 4, 2011

#18 John

I updated firmware and cured err 99 problem now is camera works then when either switched off or times out, you have to re insert the battery. Don't think I will ever purchase a canon again. Have been told at least £150 to repair.

6:13 pm - Friday, March 11, 2011

#19 Dave

I had the same problem. If you get the "Busy" message in your view finder, the LCD does not work but you can still autofocus but not take a photo then the problem is a known issue with Canon firmware v1.0.5. In Australia and UK Canon has recognised the problem and agrees to fix it for FREE. It is only a firmware fix that they can do at their service centre. See for more details.
I hope this helps others.

1:33 am - Saturday, April 16, 2011

#20 dessie

if you have busy message in in ireland or uk send camera to colchester cameras and they will fix it no problem ,great service canon reg repair centre

3:02 pm - Thursday, June 14, 2012

#21 Chris

Hi Guys
Pretty annoyed at this stage as this "PHENOMENEM" as there calling it has affected our camera.
When we called Cannon they told us to take it to Teds where we bought it , which we did . Teds told us it would cost $50 dollars to send to cannon and could cost up to $400 dollars to fix so we would be better of bying a new camera if that was the case.
Was just about to buy my wife a new camera that we cannot afford due to this bad communication. thank you for this website and you POST DAVE i will be ringing Cannon in the morning to give them a mouth full. NOT HAPPY AT ALL as we go on holidays on tuesday without a camera because of this


11:36 am - Sunday, January 6, 2013

#22 Chris

Well spoke to Cannon this morning they were brilliant took camera
to Clayton they fixed in 20 mins.
Ended up being great service
Thanks again DAVE for your post was very helpful


12:46 am - Monday, January 7, 2013