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Have Canon EOS Rebel Xsi Digital. Burning smell and flash busy.

Have Canon EOS Rebel Xsi Digital. I've had it for 1 1/2 years. No problems until last week when i started smelling smoke and flash seems to be busy for no reason. Very tempermental. Sometimes it will take pictures, sometimes it won't. What's going on?

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Are you trying to use the flash when you are having the problem? Were you taking a lot of pictures with flash when the problem started? Rapid pictures with flash can melt the flash and capacitors in the camera. Also, a single drop of water rolling around inside the camera in the right place can do things like that. You can try taking pictures in bright sunlight so the camera will not try to use the flash and see if it will work normally, If it does than something is probably fried in the flash system. Bad thing is that if you smelled smoke something is most likely already fried and will have to be repaired by canon. Canons quality has been going down hill for several years now and they have a lot of quality problems. If the camera has been used very little, has never been abused, dropped or wet and not far out of warranty, try using google to see if this is a common problem and call canon and try to get them to repair it for free. If all else fails threaten to replace it with a Nikon assume pay to have barely used camera fixed.

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