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Is your camera always in the auto mode? Try to put the main dial to P. Your camera is almost automatic, but won't use the flash, unless you put it up yourself.
If your flash pops up, even when the camera is of, you have a mechanical problem. Something broke off.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks It only occurs when i press the shutter when in auto. In other modes it seems to function normally."

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I have conon 60D it is brand new that i have often used but pop up flash does not work after using external flash also I do not have flash indicator light on. inside light meter in the build in flash...


The problem is under the hotshoe plate. There are extremely small hols where the sensor for the internal flash are positioned. These sensors tell the camera when an external flash or some other accessory is mounted on the camera and not to open the internal flash. What happens is because the alignment of these hols is so precise and critical any amount of movement or minute partial of dirt can upset or stick these sensors.

What has happened is that when you removed your external flash the sensors did not reset because of dirt or misalignment so show the setting as if the external flash is still mounted and that's why the internal flash won't pop up.

How to fix it, well for a repair person it may be a simple fix by slightly loosening the hotshoe and cleaning the dirt from under it and realignment. It'll work again until it gets dirt in there again or misaligned. This is one area that Canon shouldn't have been so precise.
I'm not suggesting you do this but when I had the same thing happen to one of my field cameras I took a hard plastic coffee cup and lightly started tapping on the edges of the hot shoe. After a few light taps around the shoe I the internal flash popped up. Once I finished my shoot I sent the camera to Canon to have the problem repaired properly. Repair and shipping to a Canon facility cost me $65.00 Canadian.

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I bought my new canon eos 60D..i put on external flsah to use..then after i take off the external flash, my camera's built in flash cannot pop up to take flash even i had press the flash button. How?


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My Canon 60D's internal flash will not pop up after removing my speedlite 430EX II. Carl


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What do you mean by "flash bulb has gone"? Is the internal flash not working any more?

What do you mean by "onboard flash won't catch"? Do you mean that the internal (pop-up) flash doesn't work?

Is it possible that you have the flash turned off completely?

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