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I have a Canon Digital Rebel XTI and the flash pops up but doesn't fire in any mode. Is there something I can do to fix this?

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It sounds to me as if the xenon bulb within the built in flash has expired.  It's a quick and easy job for a qualified service engineer to repair this for you. 

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