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Stuck flash my flash no longer pops up when taking a photo and now it smells like smoked when I try to take a photo

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There is a button on the left side of the camera with lighting bolt symbol push it at the same time helping the flash up. Keep the lens cap on when pushing the button.

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make sure after popping up the flash, you didn't change the mode into "no flash" easy way to check is put the flash back down, then proceed to take another photo. If the flash pops up again but did not flash, you have a faulty camera (assuming battery level is at least until the 1/3 mark).

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SOURCE: The flash keeps popping up when I take a photo

The flash will come on because the light meter is reading that you need more light in order for your exposure to correctly turn out. If you think you don't need it, the flash will give you fill light. If you don't want it on, go into the menu, put the flash to "off" or run the camera in a manual mode and don't use the "green" auto mode. This should probably take care of it.

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It sounds like the flash up switch is stuck closed so that even though the flash is down the camera thinks it is up.
Slide a business card under the left side (the rewind side if you are old enough to remember film cameras) of the flash when it is down to free the latch and remove the two screws on the bottom of the flash so you can pop off the cover. You can then see the switch on the release side of the flash at the pivot. The flash up switch contact that looks like a crooked finger should be above the post. Gently reposition it and check the action of the switch by manually freeing the latch.
Be very careful. There may be over 300 volts across the two wires that are soldered to the flash tube. If you touch them you will get a nasty shock.

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I have a cannon rebel xt and when the flash pops it it will no longer take a photo but works fine outside if flash is not needed?? Help

Does the little flash lightening bolt light up in the viewfinder to let you know the flash is fully charged? If it does, but when you push release it goes out and then comes on again in a few seconds that is the sign of a bad flash board.

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This, most likely, will not help you. If it is stuck and you smell something burnt I think your camera has serious problems. I think this is the time to decide REPAIR or REPLACE.

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My AKAI 47' powered off, smoked-smelled, was checked by repair, no problems. Heard 2 pops, unplugged-HELP!

where there is smoke, pops something went---find another shop that knows what they are doing---never plug in a set that smoked!

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My Nikon D40's Flash wont pop up, and when it shoots it just smokes? I tried following a video but still nothing :/

maybe the flash is stuck, try pulling it out. sure if it is smokes coz flash delivers heat when it's fire.

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Camera smells like smoke/fire

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My Nikon D40 flash won't pop up, but still flashes? And it smokes. What do I do? How much will it cost to get repaired?

These pics are not the greatest quality, taken with my iPhone, but once you take your flash cover off it will be pretty obvious what 2 U brackets are under the L bracket (that hooks around the mount). Make sure the two U shaped brackets are LEVEL with each other, mine had 1 tucked down & as soon as I used a small screw driver & pulled it out to make it even, I pushed the flash down, hit my button to pop the flash up & it released. Please remember!!! When the cover is off & you engage the flash there is a chance that the flash bulb will shift up & can potentially fall out. I would put the black flash cover back on before you engage your flash to keep this from happening, otherwise you could get a jolt from the electrical system trying to put your flash bulb back in (speaking from experience). Good luck!9_18_2011_11_42_43_pm.jpg9_18_2011_11_43_30_pm.jpg

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The flash on my Canon EOS 400D won't work

Can you pull it up manually, Be careful when doing this but try opening it manually, it is possible that the catch for the flash is just stuck temporarily.

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The flash on my d40x will no longer fire. the flash pops but nothing else happens! i have tried resetting but to no avail. i first noticed the problem while i was travelling so i couldn't send it off to be...

I do not want to speak down to you. If you pop up the flash and it does not fire it may be the mode. If the camera is in an auto mode and it feels there is NOT enough light to take the photo it will automatically pop up the flash and take the photo using flash. If it is in auto and it pops up the flash and it does not use it you may have a problem.

In most cases the best mode to use is P. In P mode (Programmed Auto) the flash NEVER automatically pops up (I find that very annoying). It will ONLY fire after you pop it up and take a photo. So with the camera in P. Take some photos with the flash down. Then try to take some photos with the flash up. It may also help to have fully charged batteries. Flash circuit uses lots of power for a short time to charge a capacitor. If the battery is too weak to charge the capacitor it will NOT fire the flash. It may have a RED LED or an INDICATOR in the View Finder that tells you the FLASH is READY.

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