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The flash on my Canon EOS 400D won't work

When I try to take a flash photo I hear a repeated click followed by an 05 error code saying 'the built-in flash's auto pop-up was obstructed.' As as I can see, nothing is obstructing it.

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  • egareau Jan 08, 2009

    i have the same problem, and i can pull the fash up manually, but the flash still doesn't go off. is it possible that it can burn out? batteries are full, so i can't think of what else could be wrong.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. It sytated intermintently but is now permanent.



    I was quoted £80 to have it fixed; it is cheaper to but a separate flash

  • roblons Jan 23, 2009

    Hi mine has same problen and I have to pull up manualy (very gently) - think it must be a weakness.
    I did read that sometimes the tiny pin under the hotshoe metal strip , right hand side,sticks down after using a seperate flash. Just ease it back up to cure. Not applicable if you haven't used a seperate flash of course
    Bob

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Can you pull it up manually, Be careful when doing this but try opening it manually, it is possible that the catch for the flash is just stuck temporarily.

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