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I had to change the settings and went into manual mode

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External flash not firing in manual mode


In order to have your "External" flash work on your Rebel XSI, you need to go into the menu and turn on the external flash function. If you dont know how to enter into the menu mode, refer to your operating manual.

Nov 22, 2013 | Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

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Once i fix and remove the External Canon Flash the built in flash does not work. ie the camra still thinks the external flash is fitted.


slide in the external flash in the spring block there 'a micro imterruttore that remains closed, the clip just push up real (with the help you tweezers) and the Micro will open' no longer reports' the external flash

Sep 01, 2011 | Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i Digital Camera

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My camera don't want to make photos with the flash. I activate it from menu, i opened it manually and the picture is without flash. Why?


The camera does not flash. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif Follow this procedure to troubleshoot the camera not flashing.
  1. Select the correct flash mode . NOTE: When set to the Forced Flash setting, the camera should flash for all still pictures.
  2. Perform a reset procedure .
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required. The Sony® eService Web site at http://eservice.sony.com/ can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.
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How to troubleshoot an external flash that will not work. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT: Depending on the mode of the camera, the external flash may not be available. Refer to the instruction manual of the camera for more information.
  1. Ensure the external flash is properly inserted into the accessory shoe on the camera.
  2. If using the connection cord, ensure it is properly attached.
  3. If the external flash uses batteries, ensure fresh batteries are installed.
  4. Ensure that the POWER switch on the external flash is set to ON .
  5. Ensure the hot shoe setting on the camera is properly set for the type of external flash and camera being used. NOTES:
    • When using a commercially available standard external flash, ensure the hot shoe is turned on.
    • If a Sony external flash is being used with an advanced hot shoe on a Sony camera, ensure the hot shoe is turned off.
    • It may be necessary to refer to the instruction manual of the camera and external flash for specific information about the hot shoe.
  6. Ensure the READY lamp on the external flash is illuminated.

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Jul 23, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 Digital Camera

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My Rebel T1i's built in flash stopped working after I used a 580EX external flash on it. It won't even show up on the LCD screen.


Really? the best solution available is to take the top of your camera off?
i don't think so.
Here's a very simple solution I found to get the flash to pop up without destroying your camera.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=31993875
the person suggests using a fingernail. (s)he must have long fingernails. I had to use a piece of paper folded in half. Swipe the paper from back to front, as in, from the eyepiece side towards the lens side.
Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougpardee/133066175/
good luck

Sep 25, 2009 | Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital...

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Internal flash not working because of non compatible flash installed


Solution:
Look at the external flash socket.
With the camera in "normal position", i.e., poiting away from you, you shoul see a very small (I realy mean very small) piece of plastic under the rigth inside of the flash shoe... it is the "external flash sensor". It probably is stuck. Work with the point of a knife to try and release it.
In more detail, if you look carefully at the external flash shoe, the are two metal pieces that will help create some pressure. So the flash holder (shoe) is made of two parts: a very rigid one and the metal blades that create the pressure. Look under the blade located nearest to the shuter button.
If you can locate the plastic piece (black in my camera, but can be white) try to have unstuck.
Worked with my camera.
regards
Mig

May 24, 2009 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...

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My powershot G9 built in flash is not working


There is a switch on the hot shoe to detect the external flash. When you use an external flash, the switch will be pressed down, then the unit will bypass the internal flash and won’t let it fire. If the little switch gets stuck somehow, you won’t get your internal flash on.
Check this switch on the hot shoe (either on the left side or the right side), blow some compressed air then plug/unplug an external flash several times. Hopefully you can get it back

Feb 06, 2009 | Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

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When fitting a Canon 430EX flash to 450D,,light emits but flash doesnt fire, no flash in any mode.


Your camera may have been set to not fire external flash. Go to your menu, 5th tab. Near the bottom, there's an option for Flash Control. Select that. It should now show "Enable" or "Disable". Enable it.

Also "External Flash func. Setting" gives you more options for your 430EX.

Jan 25, 2009 | Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

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Keep getting ERROR 5. Dont know how to fix....also, cant increase shutter speed beyond 250. Not good enough for HS football action...


Depending on the flash you are using, 250 may be as fast as you can go. That may be the limit for the internal flash. A big external flash can go faster because it requires more power.

Dec 08, 2008 | Canon EOS-20D Body only Digital Camera

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I cant use dsc h1 with strobe light


If you problem is that the double flash triggers the strobes early (on the first flash and the shot is made on the second flash - dark) you either:
1. Get a wire accessory to command the strobes
2. Put a simple external flash on top of the camera and use it to trigger strobes. If you don't need the light from this flash just point it up of backwards, it will still trigger the strobes. If it does not rotate, you can use tin foil. A very simple external flash will do, as the camera will flash only once with external flash.

Jan 09, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera

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Canon Digital Rebel XT Bulit-In Flash Strobes in Low Light


use more light:)
its very normal that it does that. it dosent get enough light so it cant focus. the only way it can autofocus is that it stobes the flash to adjust the focus automaticly. use an external flash like 580EX and u will get an focus asisten thru a red grid throne by the flash unit.

Nov 01, 2007 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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