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Fuji s5700 my flash is not popping up on auto

Hi My Fuji S5700, is set on auto flash.
The flash does work but i have to hold it up manually.
It pops slightly up but wont stay in the open position.
Can you help????

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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    My issue is the same as yours! Very frustrating. Seems like it would be simple to fix, but haven't found someone yet without at least 6 hr turnaround time.

  • ag0131 Feb 21, 2009

    hi i have the same problem, but i can see that one part into the flash auto pop up system is broken. I need the ******* service manual but i cant-t find it.

    thanks a lot!!

    From Colombia


  • jdMaint Feb 22, 2009

    exact same problem flash must be held/propped up to take flash pictures.

  • Adrienne Keiffer Apr 18, 2009

    My flash is ownly partially popping up and I have to hold it up to use it. I still have my owner's manual and it doesn't really discuss that issue. Unfortunately, I've had my camera JUST over a year so my warranty is null and void. I REALLY love this camera other than that!!

  • brimest0ne May 21, 2009

    Yup, I have the same problem on my s700, it will release the flash and if I hold it up it will go off. It worked one day and not the next, but seems no one has an answer to the problem yet.

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Don't blame the Fuji Designers for this fault - it was the Fuji Bean Counters that are at fault - the flash design is for TWO springs, the plastic casting has the holes for a second spring on the other side - which wasn't fitted so 100% overloaded the single spring mount.
Anyway if you are brave and handy you CAN fix this.
First remove the back of the camera - 3 screws in battery bay, 1 in the side above the memory card door, The two rear most on the bottom, two in the USB/video door, and the rear most on the left hand carry strap bracket.
Carefully prise the back rearward about 5 to 8 mm.
Now take a look at the two screw holes under the flash (when popped - or flopped out now that is broken) now go and bend a screwdriver of the type you used for the previous screws - you will need a 90 degree bend very close to the tip to fit in this gap and be able to turn the screws a few degrees at at time.
A little at a time lock the screwdriver into the screws and undo until the flash cover comes off.
You can then slide the shaft out of the flash to release the spring which will have the end that should fit into the broken bracket now sitting proud..
Make a suitable bracket like the one in the photo attached to slide over the broken plastic bracket.
make sure it fits really well the epoxy into position.
Getting the spring back in is a fiddly job - I found the best way was to fit the end of the spring into the new bracket, slide the shaft just into the spring - the lever the other end of the spring down into the back of the flash body and then slide the shaft all the way into place.
I did have to file down the little plastic "blade" inside the lid which presumably is designed to assist the the (now broken) bracket from breaking....
reverse the dis-assembly and now you should have a working flash Fuji s5700 my flash is not popping up on auto - bb61266_2.jpgbb61266_1.jpg

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I e-mailed Fuji, turns out my camera has a 3year warranty, so I'm sending it in, Free fix plus the cost on shipping, but hay, I can accept that.

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If it is of any use to anyone i have found the service manual for this camera. Costs about £6 but is immediate download in pdf format.
To go to the webpage follow the link below
http://store.payloadz.com/str-asp-i.200706-n.Fujifilm_Fuji_Finepix_S5700_S700_Digital_Camera_Complete_Service_Repair_Maintenance_Manual_eBooks_-end-detail.html

hope this is of use all the best

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Http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/avs/pdf/FUJIFILM_DIGITAL_CAMERA.pdf Here is the manul but it still not hlping

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Dear all,

If the camera is in warranty, Plz contact ur nearest Service Centre

for details plz feel free to mail : mdshamim2@yahoo.co.in
9339200878

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