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My Flash stop working, do i need to replace it? The built-in flash does not stay up. I can hear the clicking sound when it wants to pop up, but it stays in place. At this point it's pretty easy to open it manually, so I noticed what it seems to be a small spring on the right hand side. I guess it is there to hold the flash and it looks like it is off it's place. Is there a picture somewhere of how it is supposed to assembled? Thanks in advance, Gene

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Re: My Flash stop working, do i need to replace it? The...

I just checked my service info and do not have a good picture of the top cover. The top is sold as a unit by Nikon. An independent repairman may be able to repair the top if there is no damage. A work around would be to use an external flash. It would not have to be a Nikon brand, but you would have to set speeds and aperture manually to get proper exposures. Replacing to top cover would be more than 100$

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I can't seem to turn the flash on my Nikon D70 on! I've been playing around with it for hours and have read through the manual. I've followed the steps clearly, but nothing is working. The previous...

If nothing else it should pop up when you put the camera in A or M or S and then press the flash button on the side. It might or might not fire, depending on the light available, but it should for certain pop up. When you do this, you should hear a click and the flash should pop up. If you hear the click and it doesn't pop up, then it's jammed or glued or somehow being mechanically prevented from coming up.

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The reasons for it may be several ones. Let me go from the one with higher probability to the lower one.

1. Flash is stuck. It is the most comon reason, and more easiest to confirm. When pressed the shutter (or pressed the flash side button in P mode) you hears a repetetive click noise, and the flash won't pop up. If this happens, the flash is stuck.

Sometimes is solved when at the same time you press the shutter button, with the finger (or nail) you gently pull it up. Once is up, check for dirty, or any residues (such as tape glue, sand or something like that) that stucks the flash.

Some persons apply a thin layer of lubricant on the side hinges. Don't put so much lubricant or oil because will get inside the camera, and cause other problems.

2. If not click sound is heard, the either the flash actuator relay or the DC/DC board (that provides power to the flash board) or the flash board are defective. This can be confirmed only in a camera repair shop.

If you need further support, please let me know.

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