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Canon S1 flash stuck

The flash on my Canon S1 does not pop open. Any suggestions to gently rel;ease it or hints as to how I can manually trigger the release. Not sure where it is located. I want to make it so the flash is always open. It looks as thought he spring or catch is sprung because it doesn't close abolutely all the way. Thank you.

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Re: Canon S1 flash stuck

Mine does the exact same thing but I just pop it open manually when I need it. The great thing is that unless you have a very dark night shot you can pretty much shoot with out it, but don't be afraid to pop it out manually. It will close again!

Posted on Aug 11, 2007

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