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Built in flash

The built in flash is not working. It will not pop up in low light conditions. Pressing the flash button will not make it pop up either.

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Re: Built in flash

Try this:

Basically the there is a little pin in the hotshoe that gets stuck that can be replaced by a 4-5mm piece of paper clip.

It worked for me.

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Re: Built in flash

Have you given it a gentle press down with the button depressed? This will release it sometimes, Other than that it is a repair shop job or send it back if you are able.

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