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The flash unit on my Fuji Fine PixS5770 no longer works properly.

The flash unit on my Fuji Fine PixS5770 no longer pops up when needed.The catch releases but the unit does not pop up as it did originally. I can prop it up with one finger and it works but this is inconvenient.

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  • gmguest Jul 14, 2010

    No have not been able to fix the problem. The one finger prop up is still working but continues to be annoying. I will eventually send it to a Fuji repair shop but the nearest is in Sydney, some 300 ks.distance from here and they say to allow 14 days or more. Graham G.

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Did you fix it ? I have the same problem now

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • bb61266 Dec 05, 2010

    Don't blame the Fuji Designers for this fault - it was the Fuji Bean Counters that are at fault - the flash design is for TWO springs, the plastic casting has the holes for a second spring on the other side - which wasn't fitted so 100% overloaded the single spring mount.

    Anyway if you are brave and handy you CAN fix this.

    First remove the back of the camera - 3 screws in battery bay, 1 in the side above the memory card door, The two rear most on the bottom, two in the USB/video door, and the rear most on the left hand carry strap bracket.

    Carefully prise the back rearward about 5 to 8 mm.

    Now take a look at the two screw holes under the flash (when popped - or flopped out now that is broken) now go and bend a screwdriver of the type you used for the previous screws - you will need a 90 degree bend very close to the tip to fit in this gap and be able to turn the screws a few degrees at at time.

    A little at a time lock the screwdriver into the screws and undo until the flash cover comes off.

    You can then slide the shaft out of the flash to release the spring which will have the end that should fit into the broken bracket now sitting proud..

    Make a suitable bracket A U shaped clip that slides over the broken plastic one with a hole drilled in one side for the spring to clip into.

    make sure it fits really well then epoxy into position.

    Getting the spring back in is a fiddly job - I found the best way was to fit the end of the spring into the new bracket, slide the shaft just into the spring - the lever the other end of the spring down into the back of the flash body and then slide the shaft all the way into place.

    I did have to file down the little plastic "blade" inside the lid which presumably is designed to assist the the (now broken) bracket from breaking....

    reverse the dis-assembly and now you should have a working flash

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