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Canon Error 99: Mirror stuck?

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I'm getting the dreaded error 99 on my EOS1000D.

It's happened several times, and each time I've noticed the mirror seems to be stuck in the up position. This video shows the same problem (I realise it's a Nikon but the problem is the same): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACWamsXdIvM

Eventually after turning it on and off, taking the memory card and battery out, randomly it seems to be ok again for a while. I can immediately tell when it's working again: the sound of the mirror going up and then back down again is recognisable.

The camera is currently working but it's an intermittent fault and it's concerning me.

Is there any fix I could be looking at to avoid this happening?

If not, then any recommendations for good, reliable repairs in the Bucks/Herts/Beds region of the UK? And does anyone have any rough idea how much this might cost to fix?

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