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Pop-up flash does not fully open

Spring operated (?) mechanism has failed and a simple solution would seem reasonable, but no one has offered a satisfactory fix short of flash replacement.

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Nikon coolpix camera 9500 - pop-up flash not fully raised


hi,
the popup mechanism has a motors and gears switches etc in, this must be in a synchronous position if this mechanism is misplaced, it should re set in proper way, open the cam fix it.

Sep 30, 2015 | Nikon COOLPIX Cameras

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Our 7 year old Kodak digital camera works as good as new. But the flash door will not open. We have a new battery and that has not helped. Can we open the door with out damage to the camera?


Hello Martha, Sounds like the spring mechanism that operates the flash lid has a spring problem, you can manually open the flash but it will not stay in the raised position without the spring unit working,it has nothing to do with the battery,it is an internal mechanical problem.
Best Regards, Russell

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I have the aperture at the lowest number but when I look into the viewfinder everything is dark and when I turn the aperture to lighten up the viewfinder it gives the fee


It sounds like the mechanical lever in your camera that normally couples the aperture to the camera to lock it to the widest opening for focusing is locked into the fully closed position, or that the electronics are not allowing the lens to open to fully open, depending on the type of lense being used.

Also, it could be an issue with the lense.

The simple way to test this will be to remove the lense, and to rotate the aperture ring while looking through the lense. If you see the aperture getting larger/smaller the lense aperture is fine. If it is not - the lense is damaged and needs to be replaced, or at best serviced. This can be done through Nikon, a local shop if you have one, or through online shops, I'd recommend KEH Camera in Atlanta if you have to go that way.

To test the camera side, if the lense appears to be working is also simple for the mechanical lever. With the lense removed, hold the camera in front of you looking into the lense mount. On the left side, you should see a small lever like piece. With your finger, see if this piece will move downward - it is spring loaded and should smoothly go down and pop back up. If it doesn't go down, or doesn't spring right back up, then the issue is on the camera mechanical side.

If both of those check fine, you may try a manual focus Nikon mount lense if you have access to one - to eliminate the camera electronics from being an issue, and the lense from being an issue as if this lense doesn't work, it's a mechanical issue. If you have access to another AF lense you know is working, and it doesn't work on your camera, you've narrowed it down to either the mechanical lever, or the electronics.

Most likely culprit is the lense itself.

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My sony camera keeps informing me to "turn camera off and on again


This happends when the auto focus or the flash bulb or capcitor is desfucntional I would check this into a shop to see witch it is you might want to take the battery fully out then put it back in but I think there is more of a issue here then that.

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May 03, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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E is flashing all the time when on?? can not open camera to remove film. Camera is locked--battery is new.


The flashing E means that the film has no more exposures left. When this occurs the film is usually automatically rewound into the cassette and the loading door can then be opened.

In your case, the film has not fully rewound and so the door remains locked. A fresh battery usually cures it but has not done so in your case. You can try using a pointed object such as a pen or pencil to press the manual rewind button on top of the camera (below the "select" and "enter" buttons on the top plate) but if that fails then you will need to break open the camera in total darkness to remove and rewind the film.

Breaking the camera seems drastic, but if the camera is broken then it's effectively irreparable anyway. APS cameras were a very badly engineered system and there are very few which are still working these days as the film transport mechanism was simply awful. There were various other problems with them as well, so many don't work for other reasons.

After you recover your film you can either replace the camera with another one (APS film is an almost dead format though) or switch to a conventional 35mm film camera which has better image quality as well due to the larger negatives. Either way, there is absolutely no need to actually pay for one; there are millions of them sitting unused in people's drawers and cupboards and you can either wait for one to be offered on your local FreeCycle/Freegle groups or request one. Note that a rule of these groups is that your first posting MUST be to make an offer, but you're free to respond to offers for items offered by other members.

You might want to consult this online resource from Kodak regarding your camera for further information about it.

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Mar 13, 2010 | Kodak Advantix C650 Zoom APS Point and...

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Flash does not pop up all the way for Canon Digital Rebel


Sounds like the spring mechanism has failed. It is sprung open and then latched down, so unlatching it will open the spring and force it back up.
You can download the service manual here (scroll to bottom of page and wait for the download countdown). It contains a full parts catalog, full service manual, and lots of technical info.

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Flash "pop" up mechanism malfunction


Unfortunately it sounds like you would need a full service repair to fix this.

Your only other option would be to try to buy a broken xt from somewhere like ebay (one with a permanent error 99 say) and see if you can swap the flash mechanisms over. No idea how easy/hard this would be however.

Jan 25, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Error "Err05" keeps initiating preventing flash operating


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.

Enjoy.

Jan 20, 2008 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 35mm SLR Camera

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Missing spring on cassette mech. and condensation opertion paused


If the camera becomes damp or cold and brought into a warm atmosphere damp forms in the mechanism which would cause the tape to stick and become damaged or fouled.

leave the camera to warm up for a few hours and the fault should clear.

If not the most common reason is the dew sensor has failed and needs replacing

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My Flash suddenly will not pop up.


Hi Randy, It seems like the problem could be the settings. Try to set the flash manually, and then try to pop it up. If this doesn't work, and since the pop up flash release is electronic, have the camera cleaned at a camera shop. This would be a small price to pay if it works, and would be worth it for such a great camera. Please let me know if this works for you. Best regards, nightdiver

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