Question about Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera
My Canon 400D flash pops up but will not flash and then "Err05" message appears on screen. Is there anything I can do ( have tried turning Off & back On several times and have tried fully charged battery) or is it back for repair? Only had it 3 months.
There are two versions of this problem: 1. The flash does not pop-up. 2. The flash does pop-up.
Here’s the fix to the err05 msg when the flash does pop-up. This will work on the XTi and perhaps on similar Canon cameras:
The pop-up flash has two legs. Look at the pivot point of the right leg (”right” when looking into the lens). Just in front of the pivot is a very small spring-load pin on the “roof” of the camera body.
This pin is the sensor that tells the camera the state of the flash. The pin is pushed down when the pop-up flash is closed and is suppose to quickly spring up when the flash is opened. Problem is, the pin sometimes gets dirty and drags. When it is slow to spring up … you get the err05 message.
Fix: Take a small jeweler’s screwdriver and dip the tip in isopropyl alcohol. (Don’t use any other solvent unless it’s designed for cleaning electronic parts!) Then touch the screwdriver tip to the pin. Do this several times until the pin area is nicely wet. Then push the pin up and down until it is able to spring up quickly.
Posted on May 26, 2009
It may be something in the pop up mechanism is not fully releasing. Although your flash pops up, something else is not fully extending making your camera believe the flash never popped up. This seems to be a common issue with this model. Look into the gap with the flash up and make sure nothing got stuck down in there like a piece of dirt.
Posted on Jan 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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