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Built-in flash auto pop-up problem

Hi , I got my Canon Rebel XTi and when I attempt to take a photo that activates the flash I hear a click and get an error 05 code. This has happened while the camera is set to Full Auto or Portrait. Error says "The built-in flash auto pop-up obstructed". I tried reset camera by turning it off/on. But I can't get the flash to work. purshi

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Does the 'pop up' pop up? If it does and still says obstructed- closes it and pop it again If it still persists Canon customer support will advise the next move. If a repair price seems high you could perhaps get a separate flash if the camera accepts them.

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