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Problem with slr camera flash obstruction

I bought my camera digital slr eos rebel xti in August, I keep getting error 5, flash obstuction, I want to sell my camera. And i need to get it fixed before. please help

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  • BarryGR Feb 08, 2008

    I am having the same proplem error 5 is coming up with a heavy click sound

  • Lea Williams May 22, 2008

    It comes up Error 5 when I try to take a picture. It makes a clicking noise.

  • tutsak Jun 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. It happened twice already. I have been looking for a solution before I go back to the store. If anyone has an idea, please let me know!

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The problem is in the flash pop up switch. It is probably jammed in or there is some kind of substance on it causing it to stick. You can find it by manually popping up your flash. You should then see a little black spring loaded post on the release button side of the flash. Check to see that it is not stuck in in any way. If so that is why you are getting error 5. To repair you can try a qtip an a little rubbing alcohol. Otherwise you will need a technician to do it.

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I have the same problem after about 600 images shot,and 2 weeks old camera.
I bought the recomended extended warr. and no question ask
they replace with new one. I ask what the heck is error 5 ?
no one know...

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