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Speedlight in closed position.

Hi when i click to take a photo the flash doesnt open/work and these words come up on screen saying 'speedlight is in closed position'. how do i fix it? thanks

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Hi , press beside the two small button the plash bulb will open and then click for taking picture.

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It worked for me.

There are 3 simple solutions which will not cost you anything. I used the first method for 1+ years till I discovered the 2nd and 3rd method just now, which should solve your problem easily for good (hopefully).
1. After the speedlight pops up, use your hand to touch (depress softly and let go softly) the button that normally locks the speedlight. To find this button/protrusion, look carefully in the region from which the light pops up. You will see a tiny black piece protruding out. This piece matches the cavity on the back of the speedlight. So it should be easy to find. Try pressing the button and then letting it go. If the error message doesn't go away, try pressing it once again and then check the monitor again. This method may take several tries.
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