Question about Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash "pop" up mechanism malfunction

The camera works fine in all modes if I manually open the flash. I have another xt so I compared the operation of the flash. The "spring" mechanism which causes the flash to "pop" and spring into the full open mode is not working. What can be done?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    It opens and closes smoothly, does not appear to be damaged, but just stopped flashing.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 155 Answers

Unfortunately it sounds like you would need a full service repair to fix this.

Your only other option would be to try to buy a broken xt from somewhere like ebay (one with a permanent error 99 say) and see if you can swap the flash mechanisms over. No idea how easy/hard this would be however.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Reble xt flash will not pop up why?


It depends on what setting your main top dial is set on? The flash will not pop up if you have your main dial set on P, Tv, Av, M, A-DEP . If you are using one of these setting you have to manually turn on the flash by pressing the small button on the side of the lens with a Flash icon next to it.
The only time the flash will automatically pop out is if you are using AUTO, Portrait, Close Up...etc. these icons would be underneath the Auto setting which are called Scene Mode, hope this helps ?

Jul 07, 2014 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

2 Answers

My flash isn't popping up automatically or manually, someone said something about a shoe problem, but I don't know what that is. Help?


The "shoe thing" people were referring to is the camera's hot-show. This is where powered attachments (usually a flash) is mounted on the camera. The metal plate on top of the camera is the hot-shoe. It should look something like this: http://a.img-dpreview.com/reviews/CanonEOS450D/images/hotshoe.jpg
However, it is likely not an issue with the actual hot-shoe. It is most likely an issue of your camera's mechanical mechanism for releasing the flash being out of alignment. Try wiggling the "manual release" button for the flash to the left and right and see if it will catch on the mechanism. Then try pushing the button to see if the flash pops up.
You can try gently opening the flash manually with your finger, sometimes it is simply a buildup of dirt and grim blocking the mechanism and once this is cleared, it should work normally.
If you get the flash to pop up but it still will not fire, try the below method: Sometimes the camera can be confused into thinking that an external flash is attached to the body, thus making it ignore the internal flash. This can be resolved by moving the microswitch under the rails of your hot-shoe into the up position (it should be down when you see it) using a toothpick. You can access this after opening the flash up manual, as described in the previous paragraph. Here is an image showing where to find the switch: http://www.business-improvement.org/fixes/canon_350d_rebelXT_flash.htm
Thank you for choosing FixYa.com! have a great day!

Feb 28, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Error 5


Hello the error 5 is a pop up flash issue and normally appears if your pop up flash is not opening properly. Try wiggling the flash open but do it gently! then clean the area it could simply be grit or dirt has got into the mechanism... let me know if this helps....

Dec 22, 2010 | Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital...

1 Answer

I have a Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT and the built-in flash no longer pops up when needed. This started happening after using a Canon speedlite, but then removing it. I've tried resetting everything, and...


In addition to resetting all the camera settings you should also choose the "clear all custom functions" option that is also available from the same menu. Once that's done. Put the camera in Full Auto mode and see if the issue is resolved.

Sai.

Oct 20, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon EOS 350D flashes error 05 and flash won't pop up


I had the same problem but found that manually popping the flash up about 10 or 12 times restored the auto pop-up function.

Hope that this helps

Jan 13, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

2 Answers

I can't get the flash to come on. what do i do?


Switch the photo mode selector knob on top around to P. Then press the little black button on the body behind the AF/MF button on the lens. Flash will pop up and work then (don't forget to switch the camera on before doing this stuff). All of the above takes the camera out of auto mode (the square green box on the selector), so you can tell the flash you want it. It will work in the other manual modes as well of course. Good Luck
Steve

Sep 25, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

1 Answer

CANON 40D. Had Flash Error code 05. Powered down for 12 hours. Camera now gives message "Busy" when shutter trigger button depressed. Flash works manually and antennae pops-up , Flashes works manually....


Pop up flash locking mechanism needs adjustment or to be replaced . You might be able to do this yourself but the top cover has to come off completely ( the mechanism I am talking about is on the inside of the top cover and is not expensive ).
One reason for sending it in is that if the mechanism ( small electro magnet and the lock ) has to be replaced you will need spare parts and these are not freely available.

Jun 13, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

2 Answers

Using exturnel flash


Already answered by me in another question by you...

The "error 99" is a general error on Canon cameras meaning "something's gone wrong and I don't know what to do about it". If you get them all the time, the camera is effectively dead and must go back to Canon for a service repair (circa £175 if I remember correctly).

If the error 99 only happens when you try to pop up the flash, but otherwise the camera can take good pictures, then yes, an external flash unit could well solve your problem. With an external flash on the hot-shoe, the internal flash is completely bypassed and the camera will never try to pop it up.

I recommend taking your camera to a shop such as Jessops and ask to try out a flash gun to be sure.

Feb 01, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

3 Answers

Pop-Up flash - Rebel xti


You will need to send the camera for servicing. There's a lever mechanism inside the flash unit which is responsible for popping up the flash. Since it is a mechanical device, it is sometimes prone to failure. I suggest not to put manual pressure to force the flash to come out, as it may cause permanent damage. Instead, send the camera for service.

Dec 30, 2007 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Built-in flash problem


Move the mode dial to the no flash setting (full clockwise position)which is basically full auto with no flash (page 47 of manual)

Jul 02, 2007 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

216 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...