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Flash on Nikon D50 will not latch down

What's the best way to fix/repair the flash that comes attached with a Nikon D50? The flash doesnt want to stay down. Seems like the latch is not catching anymore.

Can this be repaired or does it have to be shipped back to Nikon?

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  • dawnsmark1 Nov 27, 2008

    My son dropped the camera and cracked the flash. The spring or latch that holds it down will not latch either.

  • ponyboy71 Feb 05, 2009

    Except my latch is broken off where the hook should be. Can the latch be purchased and reinstalled?

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If you have a fine screwdriver, remove the two screws underneath the pop up flash housing and remove the upper housing. BE VERY CAREFUL OF THE 300V at wires under the cover. You can see where the latch catches on a disk with steps - rotate the disk to a lower step and it will catch. Otherwise, an independent repair shop can probably do it while you wait for less than $40 USD.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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