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Canon XTI Flash problems

My Canon XTI flash pops up and no flash. There is a white light that flashes on the front of the camera that I have never seen before. I have changed the battery, thinking that would help.....but no luck. I did tap the flash and it flashed, but did not work with the camera. Is there a bulb that could be lose or something? Please advise,

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  • littlemoon54 Nov 29, 2008

    Thank-you for taking the time to help me resolve my issue with my camera. I am sending it back to Canon and hopefully it will bring a smile back to my heart. Needless to say, I was heartbroken and you gave me the faith to believe it could be fixed.



    Thanks again,

    Diana

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I personally would recommend getting expert help - flashes produce a high voltage flash (several hundred volts to several thousand), and can be dangerous - even this camera's flash gun. It sounds like it is shorting when you tap it, so likely a loose connection. You can't do it yourself, so get proper advice. You can try your local camera dealer, or better, send it back to Canon Service. If out of guarantee, get a quote for looking at it. They will likely have come accross this before, so don't worry - it is likely fixable .

Hope this helps

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