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Canon 20d flash

G'day all, The built in flash on my three year old 20d refuse's to pop up, It tries to open with a few rattles then I get Error 05, ie. "Something obstructing the built-in flash's automatic pop-up" The camera has not had a knock and I can't see anything stopping it from operating! Any idea's folks.

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  • bazaa Dec 24, 2007

    Thanks Mark, I believe the problem stems from using the 580ex flash, with a little assistance the flash will pop up, then I work it a few times and it seems to be ok, until the next time, oh well, thankfully I have the 580, Have a good Christmas and new year.

    Barry

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Push the flash into its resting place with a little pressure, turn unit over, take an image requiring flash while pushing on the flash and then quickly release the flash.
something is likely broken and may clear out when camera in alternate position.
otherwise, off to service. don't force it.
good luck
mark

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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    MARK EVANS Dec 24, 2007

    the 580 is a better flash than the on board unit.
    but it should not cause the on board flash to not pop up while the 580 is not mounted.
    good luck barry.
    mark

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