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Close Flash On Xti

I recently just bought a XTI. I started to take pictures and turned off the camera. I want to close the internal flash, but it just wont close even if i push it down. How do i close the internal flash even when its off ?

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Turn off the camera and remove the batteries. Then try to close the flash by pushing it down lightly. If it still won't remain closed, your camera is faulty and you should bring it back for a repair/replace.
Hope this helps, 
/Chris

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