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Snapped off flash; how to remove flash mount from camera body?

I accidentally sat on my camera, and broke off the flash at the base. I am left with a piece of the mount still attached to the camera body. How can I remove this broken piece of the flash, to leave behind just the camera body? Thanks

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What kind of camera ?
Take the batteries out of the flash. Try to fit the pieces together and hold down with pressure it should just slide off. Don't touch any bare wires if showing.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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