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Canon 20 d 005 error with flash - Cameras

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  • Maggie63 Jun 16, 2008

    I turned on my Canon 20d today and when I pushed the flash pop up button it clicked 3 times and then the error 005 displayed in LCD on top of camera. Really disappointing! I generally don't use the camera daily or even weekly and it still looks new, its actually just over 2 years old. Wondering how much Canon will charge or should I use my Mack warranty? If this is a common problem it seems it should be covered by Canon techs. Any insight would be helpful.

  • erbolton Apr 21, 2009

    I have a rebel d20 whenever I try to take a picture in the regular camera mode and it clicks three times and then the screen starts flashing "error 005" over and over. I don't know what to do because it works sometimes but as of late it has only worked in certain camera modes. The camer itself is barely a year old - Any suggestions guys?



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This can be one of 2 things... either you are using built-in flash and its not popped up all the way, or you used flash on hotshoe and camera still thinks flash is on hotshoe. Known problem with microswitches on hotshoe sticking.

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