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Built-in flash does not work

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I had just bought a new canon rebel xti (less than a week old) and when I tried the flash, it does not fire off. The flash will pop up when in auto mode or if you push the flash button, but it just won't 'flash'. The busy flash symbol also comes up before taking a picture , and I noticed that the pictures I take (with the flash popped up) are dark, so the camera is assuming the flash is going off, but it's not. Also, I havent used any external on the camera as of yet.

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  • noblekelly Sep 20, 2008

    Same problem, but my flash use to fire. Now it just pops up but does not flash. It is a few months old.

  • Garene Sep 28, 2008

    Same problem except my flash used to work. In fact, unless I manually raise the flash, the camera doesn't work properly. Any suggestions?

  • yukk Nov 22, 2008

    Canon rebel xti built-in fash does not work in automatic mode - white light goes on when taking pictures

  • clinganhome Feb 06, 2009

    My camera is almost 2 years old and everything worked perfectly until this week. The on camera flash won't pop up. I can manually open it but it still won't fire on any settings. My external 430 EX Speedlite flash works fine. I am hoping for an easy low cost solution!!

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DO NOT MESS with a new camera (or any other new equipment).
Take/send it back to the vendor, The purchaser has rights also. Number one it must work.
I don't know your location but in UK (& Europe) we have very strict consumer legislation.

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