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Auto flash function not working in "P" mode...

In full-auto mode (green rectangle) the flash automatically opens when needed and works fine. In "P" mode a long shutter speed is chosen, and the flash isn't chosen. I can make it pop up manually, but the camera still uses a long shutter speed. It makes for crummy pictures!

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Re: Auto flash function not working in "P" mode...

I found the same problem, I am a memeber of a group and have just asked them. Should have an answer soon.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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I found the answer and fixed my flash. Look on

This will describe how, if you have been using a speedlite alot, than the little tab under the shutter release side of the hot shoe can get bent down thus constantly pressing down (toward the bottom of the camera) the small button which deactivates the pop-up1.gif flash even when the speedlite is not attached. Just bend the tab up a little with a jewler's screwdriver, turn the camera off and on and voila!! Fixed!!! Dan describes pushing the tab down, but on the xti, the tab needs to be bent up to release the flash deactivation switch and fix the problem. Thanks to Dan D on photonet for saving me a service call.

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