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The flash unit for my D50 doesn't pop up automatically

Oddly enough, when I put my d50 on auto flash, the flash does go out, but the flash unit doesn't pop out, I need to detach it manually, and i can feel that the cam doesn't like that.

Any clue ?

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  • 9det Mar 28, 2008

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I'm going to the local Nikkon retailer in my town to ask for a full check up.

  • siobhanc32 May 22, 2008

    My D50 flash worked fine with a flash until I used an external flash recently at some wrestling meets. After this, although the meter is working, the flash itself is not popping open to work. Does this mean I need to take it into a repair store, and if so, how long does it normally take and what is approx cost?

  • 9det Oct 07, 2008

    I'll give it a quick try, thanks buddy !

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I HAVE YOUR ANSWER!!
Do you still hear the CLICK like you always do? If so this will work;

It is not a cam, but a hook release like a trigger group on a gun.

There is an adjustment for the flash POP-UP release.
But, to get at it you must first release the flash by moving this trigger release arm manually.
With the camera pointed forward (away from you, as in use) Slide a stiff, but not too thick piece of paper into the flash crease on the left side and move from rear to front.

Once it is up and released, you'll see the trigger hook. Look on the now released upper flash assembly.
There is a hex screw (use an allen key) next to the hole for this hook. That screw adjusts the height of the catch. Play with that, in and out, untill it releases on it's own.

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The flash is spring-loaded and always "trying" to spring up. It is held down by a small lever that should disengage automatically when the flash is instructed to pop up either manually or in automatic mode. It sounds like the small lever has broken on the inside and will not release. The camera must be opened in order to repair this, and this should only be done by a qualified technician.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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