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Problem with Flash

I have been using the Canon 580EX flash and for some reason it would not work on my Canon Eos-1DS. It works on my Canon 20D just fine. I haven't used my 1DS for a while. Any suggestions?

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Re: Problem with Flash

Friend here in UK had the same problem and fix it by doing this.

  1. Remove the flash from camera.
  2. Have the firmware updated of camera,can be downloaded from Canon website,using the camera's serial number to activate the download.
  3. Extraxt the downloaded software on CF Card via card reader.
  4. Do firmware update on Canon via Meu settings.
  5. Make sure you have the battery fully charged

  1. Reset all custom functions,
  2. Switch it off and remove the battery.
    Wait five to ten minutes and put the battery back.
  3. Switch on take picture.
  4. Put flash on and take picture.It might work now.
  5. Do you custom functions and see if it's working.
  6. If not take bothto a dealer or Canon repair shop.


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