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D70 internal flash not firing

My Nikon d70 has the internal flash. It pops up when needed and the light goes on like it is going to work, but then it does not fire when you take the picture. It has always worked..suddenly stopped 2 weeks ago. It is on auto flash...can you help? Thanks

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  • Forro Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with my D40....camera flashed....took a pic..... i viewed the pic then tried taking another....flash just didn't fire.....haven't fired since....tried it on all modes...same thing happened (or didn't)..please help can't deal with the stress.....but don't want to throw it away........

  • dfd9734 Jan 12, 2009

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    I have the same problem with my D70. I usually use an SB-800 flash. But on this occasion did not bring it along. As you described the auto-metering triggers the flash to pop up but and you get the lighting bolt in the viewfinder and on the lcd at the side but the flash unit just does not fire.

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Check if something is preventing the flash to pop up 'fully'. Check for some dust or other particles trapped between the flash and the body. Does the screen say 'Subject is too dark'? If so, the flash has not popped up fully.

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