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A99 packs a sad
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:19:43 PM »
Today my A99 would not turn on. I had left it on when I last put it in my bag. I removed the battery and reinserted it and it turned on. I put my 70-200/2.8 on and it told me lens was not compatible. I swapped batteries and could then could only manual focus. I then fitted my 24-70/2.8 and had AF but no AF-D. I fitted a 3rd battery and same result. I then removed batteries for a longer period and when refitted a battery things seemed ok but not confident I do not have a problem. At present I have all 3 batteries out and recharging along with fingers crossed. Has anyone had a similar problem?
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Re: A99 packs a sad
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 12:31:13 PM »
Just tried it with the batteries fully recharged. All working except 70-200/2.8 intermittent.
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Re: A99 packs a sad
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 11:52:12 PM »
Sounds odd to me.  No issues with mine but I have never let the battery go completely dead....john
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Re: A99 packs a sad
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 07:07:38 PM »
 Never had mine go completely flat either and going by this i'll make sure it never does. Would it be anything to do with the small internal battery going flat also causing any of this problems? Has it cleared completely now it's had a chance to gain some internal charge?

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Re: A99 packs a sad
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 07:41:13 PM »
When my wife and I were writing books on cameras, we noticed while testing the cameras, the menu system would not work as it would be expected. We suspect that by using oddball combination of commands or by careless handling of the camera (removing the battery without turning it off) we had "confused" its CPU. Many of the cameras we had tested allowed the body to be initialized to its default settings. This frequently resulted in a loss of our custom settings and the time/area setting of our camera. I know the a77 camera has an initialize command in its Setup menu. Might the a99 have a similar setting?

If so, you might try an "initialize" command to see if you can get the 70-200 mm to work consistently.

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Re: A99 packs a sad
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 10:03:57 PM »
Thanks guys. I just left the battery out for an hour then refitted a fully charged battery and it seems to work fine again. Hope fully that's the end of it.
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Re: A99 packs a sad
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 06:03:27 AM »
Camera is still working fine. I've no idea what caused the issue but I hope that's the end of it.
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