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Cannon error 05

Canon error 05 comes in EOS 400 D flash not operating

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Error 05 means that something mechanically prevents built in flash to pop up. Ensure that nothing is blocking flash. Switch in P mode and press flash button to pop it up. If it does not pop up - try _gently_ to help it to pop up. If you succed in popping up the flash - check it for any dirt with can prevent flash from popping up.

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You can manualy open top cover and you can see there four screws open it up and there is left side one silver big screw take out and clean it with fiber pen and put it back same way everything and clean up and front cover top edge slightly push out. if working then good other wise you need to replace top cover,

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Hi, Mark here to try & help.

Error 5 on a cannon slr means flash did not pop up.
This is not unusual even on there high end slrs.
Have even seen it on new cameras out of the box.

  1. Push flash pop up button & gently assist flash to open.
  2. Clean inside flash compartment be very gentle, use warm soapy water on the end of a q-tip (do not soak q-tip just dampen), clean moving parts as well.
  3. let dry then remove any lent or cotton that might be left behind (wrapping tape works well for this just dab).
  4. Apply wd-40 with q-tip to moving parts again do not soak q-tip you just want a light coating .
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Cannon will have to redesign this flaw, but do not hold your breath, this is something that has been happening for awhile. You can send it in but still have same problem when it comes back.

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