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Canon 580EX clicks when turned on, cannot push buttons on back

I'm having same problem as an earlier poster ''My 580EX clicks when I turn it on... the Wide Angle shield is totally in. Plus it is set on ETTL but the Zoom - - mm and the rectangle box is flashing... it will not respond to any buttons pushed or the dial turned.'' Can anyone help with this problem?

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  • linda1954 Apr 18, 2009

    I'm having same problem as an earlier poster ''My 580EX clicks when I
    turn it on... the Wide Angle shield is totally in. Plus it is set on
    ETTL but the Zoom - - mm and the rectangle box is flashing... it will
    not respond to any buttons pushed or the dial turned.''

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Send it in to canon for service. This is not a simple problem that can be fixed in this forum.

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