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Canon eos flash beeps 3 times and won't pop up. error 5 comes up on lcd screen. tried turning off, removing card and battery still have problem.

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Typically this happens when the pop up flash is jammed. Go into P mode and press the manual release on the left side to pop up the flash. Wiggle and giggle it. It seems to happen after being packed with something resting on top of the flash unit. I thnk it simply gets slightly out of alignment.

Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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