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Flash is jammed down.

What can one do to fix the flash that will not pop up without some manual physical help?

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Re: Flash is jammed down.

I've had this problem myself... I can get the flash to come up if I help it a bit by pushing the shutter button a bit (not all the way, but just so the flash tries to come up) and then lifting the flash myself. However, the flash won't take unless the camera thinks it came up on its own. Once the flash IS up, turn your camera off. Turn it back on, and it should work like usual :)

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Re: Flash is jammed down.

Hi, 1. Check that batteries are fresh. 2. Check that camera hasn't been set for no-flash mode. There is nothing more you can do to fix it, call for service sorry.

Posted on Nov 24, 2005

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Ok

Its not clear how you are using the camera.
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I hope this helps!
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