Re: The built-in flash on my Canon EOS 450D camera won't...
Had the same issue and just tried this....and it worls [PS dont use the littel plastic hotshoe cover as this keeps the microswitch depressed]
Originally Posted by Tdragone If you manually 'help' the flash to open and it doesn't pop; the microswitch under the rails of your hotshoe is probably stuck in the down position as mine was. I used a toothpick top pop it up and it works now!
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Hi, I have to Canon Rebel t1i and I had the same problem (built in flash not working). I tried a number of remedies I found on forums etc but none worked. I then tried this. In the external flash housing is a metal sprung plate which surrounds the five circular pins (one big, four small at the rear). If you get a small straight headed screwdriver and lift the front of this plate and at the same time pull it back towards you it will come out altogether. I then removed the four small screws being careful not to drop them and took off the mount for the external flash and then tried the flash it opened straight away. I then cleaned all the area of the mount and the two plates and replaced them all ensuring I fitted them exactly as before. I then checked the camera again and presto working fine. I hope this helps everyone with the problem. Kevin (East riding of Yorkshire)
this may have to do with the lens rather than the camera, try swapping the lens with another one and see if the same problem happens in AF mode with the new, borrowed lens, also remove lens and check that the gold connector between the two are clean carefully wipe with a dry q tip but be careful not to allow dirt to fall into camera body.
I have had the same problem with my 450D. I have been living without flash on my cam for a month. Until I realized that maybe something liquid and sticky by chance got where the flash is...so i just trid to hold uo the flash my insrting my nail into the small space between the flash and the camera and tried to press the flash button. IT WORKED!!!
Err 99 usually means your lens contacts are dirty either on the lens itself or on the camera.
To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: - 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card. 3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes. 4. Insert only a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera. 5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99" message appear? If so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: - 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Insert the CF card. 3. Turn on the camera. 4. Format the CF card in the camera. 5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99" message appear? If so, then the CF card is faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: - 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body. 3. Reattach your lens. 4. Turn on the camera. 5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
If the “ERR 99" message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician. If you see the “ERR 99" with a different Canon lens attached, then the camera is faulty and should be serviced.
No. You can only use the camera in manual mode, setting the shutter speed to, say, 1/125 sec and the aperture: according to the working aperture on the flash. The flash has to be in auto mode. The physical connection between the camera and flash can be either a standard PC cord, originally supplied with the flash plus a hotshoe-to-PC-female "cube", or an SCA305a cable plus an SCA301 standard foot. Of Metz 45 series only the 45CL4 Digital together with an SCA3102 M4 module is dedicated to the Canon EOS digital series.