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Nikon Camera built-in Flash Problem and its fix

Many people have complained that there built in flash justs pops up, but it wont light up. Here is a fix :
Remove the 2 screws from the front of the popup flash The rear plastic cover will the clip off.
Inside you will find a small switch on the right side of the flash unit when it pops up the switch should make, if it doesn't try shorting it with a small insulated item the try the camera in low light and see if if flashes.
To fix you need to remove the spring-screw from the other side then gently prise the bracket off, then just pull out the small white sleeve on the right hand side of the popup near the switch, this sleeve moves in slightly and will not make the switch on the popup flash.
Gently put the flash bracket onto the camera, be very gentle as the wires are very thin. You will see the white plastic bearing has 2 small clips which need to be through the hole on the bracket the pin which activates the switch will then be in the correct position.

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pop up flash won't flash it makes a clattering sound as if it wants to pop the flash but its stuck. then it registers error 05.


i was having the same problem. tried to use the built in flash, it makes clattering sound about 3 times but it won't pop out. Then the error 05 occurred. This is what u should do:
1. open the flash manually by your hand ( carefully ).
2. Then u can see 2 tiny black screw ( u have to unscrew it ).
3. Then open the upside cover of the built in flash.
4. See a screw on the left side? Loosen it a little. Thats it. :)
How simple is that? It work for me. Sorry for my bad english. Haha

Sep 26, 2011 | Canon EOS 550D EOS REBEL T2i Digital...

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D70s Flash lifts into position but no flash


Remove the 2 screws from the front of the popup flash The rear plastic cover will the clip off.
Inside you will find a small switch on the right side of the flash unit when it pops up the switch should make, if it doesn't try shorting it with a small insulated item the try the camera in low light and see if if flashes.
To fix you need to remove the spring-screw from the other side then gently prise the bracket off, then just pull out the small white sleeve on the right hand side of the popup near the switch, this sleeve moves in slightly and will not make the switch on the popup flash.
Gently put the flash bracket onto the camera, be very gentle as the wires are very thin. You will see the white plastic bearing has 2 small clips which need to be through the hole on the bracket the pin which activates the switch will then be in the correct position.
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May 30, 2010 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Flash getting stuck


I had same problem and found the hinge/bearing for the flash corroded, probably due to sea spray. Remove side arms on flash which limit the amount of travel BUT ENSURE YOU NOTE WHICH GOES ON WHICH SIDE AND WHICH WAY UP! (Not doing that cost me an afternoon of trial and error!) Remove the three screws (two short one long) which hold the cover on the flash and remove the cover (toward the front). Now you can ease out the bearing but not remove it totally because the flash wires go through it. (right hand side viewed from the front). Clean it (Iso-Propyl alcohol and cotton bud) then reassemble and check flash is VERY free to move. Note side arm screws have a shoulder on which the arms can swivel ensure they are correctly located or the flash will seize up when you tighten the screws. Good luck, do post if this works for you so others will know.

Mar 15, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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sony cybershot dsc 707 'Pop up' flash does'nt flash when it pops up. Have purchased camera 2nd hand, and was aware of the issue before purchase.


SIMPLE Fix. I have mended about 5 of these with the same fault. It is a very common fault. Basically due to the way the flash has been designed the flash pops up far too violently, this causes a lot of stress within the lens. This in time causes the Flash cable to come loose from the socket. Simple repair, just insert the cable back into the socket. Also causes the screws at the front of the lens to come loose too. To repair, simply, remove the extenal flash bracket and screws, and remove the screws to the Left of the lens (As you are looking into the lens) This will remove the LEFT pannel on the lens. Towards the back (Camera side) of the lens there is a socket arpprox 10 Pin and a ribbon cable, It may look like the cable is in the socket but normally it is just sitting on the edge. Push this cable back in. FLASH should work again, Best to tape this down to stop it happening again. GOOD LUCK.

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Red Light just came on


Lamp burned out...take front cover off of TV should just pop off...behind that is two removeable panels...on my PT-50LC13 the one on the left has one screw to remove the panel and one screw holding the lamp housing ....loosen the screw and pull the housing straight out...now here is the tough part...reach in your wallet and pull out about $255 to get a new one...I ordered off of the internet...local shops want around $300

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