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My camera flash just won't work anymore

It doesn't pop up on automatic and it doesn't open when I press the flash release button and if i pry it open, it still doesn't flash. I didn't drop my camera or anything, why is this happening??

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Again, the best advice is to immediately contact Canon, and get advice - if you try and fix yourself, it may invalidate the guarantee!

My guess is that when you press the flash release button, to pop it up, an electronic switch powers a release, and a spring loaded action pops up the flash - remember, you have to push it shut after use, it is not auto retract! I also am sure that the charge circuit is activated when the flash pops up. If it is not popping up when you press the button, the charge circuit will not be operating either.

I am sure you will find that if you ring Canon, there is a procedure which will return the camera to default settings, which would reset the flash action too perhaps. It may mention it in the handbook of instructions, or Canon will tell you. I had mine go weird, but it wasn't flash, and they told me, and it fixed my problem when I followed the advice - always ring them, and if you take the advice, and it causes a problem, you have a valid way out of responsibility if they claim you made the problem worse by forcing it to do something it wasn't doing as it should.

Hope this helps

Adrian

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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