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The error 5 (flash pop up obstructed) occurs every time I use my flash and it won't take the picture. But, the flash will still pop up like it's in working condition, but it will make a clicking sound.

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When I try to take a flash photo I hear a repeated click followed by an 05 error code saying 'the built-in flash's auto pop-up was obstructed.' As as I can see, nothing is obstructing it. I opened the...


This is a mechanical problem probably due to some sand or such material preventing the smooth opening. Try cleaning the open flash hinges with a cloth or brush. Apply a compressed-air can spray and/or a vacuum cleaner nozzle to the area. This happened to me with the Canon Rebel model. Google for the problem specific to your camera model for other solution.

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I am getting this message on my EOS 450d, (camera's built in flash pop up was obstructed turn the power switch to off and on again). I have done this several times the flash wont pop up - can you please...


Sometimes the pop-up flash on the EOS range of cameras can get stuck. The EOS family have a very tiny micro switch under one blade of the flash hot-shoe.

Get a toothpick and manually pop the switch. It should clear your error, too.

Good Luck.

Mar 28, 2011 | Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

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Power light is out and the two amber lights are flashing at same time.


Power off and paper and ink flashing alternately:

Parts inside the R1900 Series are at the end of their
service life or an unknown error has occurred. Contact
Epson for help

Power off and the paper and ink flashing fast:

The print head is obstructed by paper or other foreign
material. Turn off the printer, remove any obstructions,
and turn it back on. If the error persists, contact Epson

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Tv desn't turn on,power light just flashes ten times and then stops and then again


Error Indication Information
Error No. Error Information ERROR DESCRIPTION LAMP LED OSD LAMP OFF
(Note 3) (Note 4)
POWER LED TEMP LED
Note:
1.When any of the above errors has occurred, the LED will flash as shown above every 5 seconds.
2.When two or more errors have occurred at the same time, the LED will light up or flash as shown above, and then
change to another every 5 seconds in turn.
3.Warning OSD appears when the Air Filter is clogged 90%, accumulated operation time of the Lamp reaches 5000 hours,
or accumulated operation time of the Air Filter reaches 400 hours.
4.LAMP OFF: The LED will flash right after the Lamp goes off.
5.IC2301 is mounted on LCD Main C.B.A. which is included in the Projection Unit.
6.IC6001 is mounted on TV Main C.B.A.
Clogged air filter
more than 90%
15)
16)
17)
18)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
11)
8)
9)
10)
12)
13)
14)
- flashes 5 times -
every 5 seconds
IC2301(pin82) detects the clogged air filter, then indicates the
error when the air filter is clogged 90%.
Front Fan stop or
Lamp Fan stop
flashes orange
once every
5 seconds
- -
IC2301(pin12) detects the Front FAN stop or Lamp
FAN stop, then indicates the error when the Front FAN
or Lamp FAN is stopped.
Lamp Cover open
Temperature Sensor
short or open
flashes orange
twice every
5 seconds
flashes orange
3 times every
5 seconds
flashes green for
140 seconds.
flashing red for
60 seconds.
light up red.
flashes once
every 5 seconds
flashes once
every 5 seconds
flashes red for
10 minutes
flashes once
every 5 seconds
-
-
-
-
Abnormal
Temperature
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
- -
Request for Lamp
Replacement - - lights up
Power Ballast Error
(abnormal
Lamp voltage)
- -
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
Power Ballast Error
(abnormal
temperature)
- -
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
Power Ballast Error
(other causes) - -
- -
Request for Filter
Cleaning -
Abnormal Voltage
on 16 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 14 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 7 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
IC2301(pin76) detects the Lamp Cover Unit condition
(open or close), then indicates the error when the
Lamp Cover Unit is open.
IC6001(pin85) detects the Duct FAN stop, then
indicates the error when the Duct FAN is stopped.
IC2301(pin74 and 75) detects open or short of the Temperature
Sensor (R2911) on Front Thermistor C.B.A., then indicates the
error when Temperature Sensor is open or shorted.
(The error is not detected for 1 minute after Lamp ON.)
IC2301(pin74 and 75) detects the temperature attached near
the Front FAN by the Temperature Sensor (R2911) on Front
Thermistor C.B.A., then indicates the error when the
temperature becomes more than 43 C (109 F).
(The error is not detected for 1 minute after Lamp ON.)
IC6001(pin86 and 87) detects open or short of the
Temperature Sensor (R2901) on Lamp Thermistor C.B.A.,
then indicates the error when Temperature Sensor is open or
shorted.
(The error is not detected for 4 minutes after Lamp ON.)
IC2301(pin74 and 75) detects the temperature attached near
the Lamp by the Temperature Sensor (R2901) on Lamp
Thermistor C.B.A., then indicates the error when the
temperature becomes more than 60 C (140 F).
(The error is not detected for 4 minutes after Lamp ON.)
IC2301(pin11) detects the error of LCD Power C.B.A.,
then indicates the error when the temperature fuse
(117 C)(243 F) in LCD Power C.B.A. is open.
IC2301(pin11) detects the error of LCD Power C.B.A. and Lamp,
then indicates the error when an inner malfunction of LCD Power
C.B.A. occurs, the Lamp voltage becomes more than 130V or
less than 30V, Lamp current becomes more than 5A, or the Lamp
is cracked.
IC2301(pin11) detects the error of the Lamp, then indicates the
error when the Lamp is short-circuit.
IC2301(pin48) detects +16V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +13V.
IC2301(pin47) detects +14V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +11V.
IC2301(pin45) detects +7V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +5.7V.
IC2301(pin44) detects +3.3V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +2.5V.
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 3.3 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
-
-
- flashes 5 times
every 5 seconds
Forced cooling
The failure of Lamp
light up
-
Temperature Sensor
short or open
-
-
Abnormal
Temperature
Duct Fan stop -
When accumulated operation time of the the Lamp reaches
5000 hours, OSD (replacing the Lamp) appears on the screen.
Note: The Lamp time is stored in EEPROM (IC2305).
When accumulated operation time of the Air Filter reaches 400
hours, OSD (cleaning the Air Filter) appears on the screen.
Note: The Filter time is stored in EEPROM (IC2305).
During forced cooling, this indication is indicated.
IC2301 (pin11) detects the failure of light up processing of
the Lamp, then the POWER LED is changed as follows.
1) POWER LED flashes green for 140 seconds (while turning on).
2) POWER LED flashes red for 60 seconds (while cooling).
3) POWER LED lights up red (standby).
Note: If the Lamp will not light after attempting turning on the
power 2 or 3 times, the Lamp, the LCD Power C.B.A. or the
LCD Main C.B.A. may be defective.
Error Symptom Problem Possible Solutio

May 30, 2010 | Panasonic Viera TH-50PX80U Plasma TV

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Canon 450D, ERROR 99 only when flash pops up


Err 99 usually means your lens contacts are dirty either on the lens itself or on the camera.

To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert only a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

Does the “ERR 99" message appear? If so, the camera may be faulty and requires a service. If it does not, then: -
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

Does the “ERR 99" message appear? If so, then the CF card is faulty. Try a different card. If the message does not appear: -
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the gold contacts on the lens by GENTLY rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Keeping the camera face pointing down, also clean the gold contacts on the camera, being careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.

If the “ERR 99" message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
If you see the “ERR 99" with a different Canon lens attached, then the camera is faulty and should be serviced.

Mar 31, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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I have a Canon EOS400D. Every time I try to take a flash photo there is a repeated clicking sound with error message 5 saying, "the built-in flash's auto pop-up was obstructed" yet I don't see anything...


The flash up switch is not working properly. It probably just needs to be disassembled and cleaned. About a $125 repair at most shops.
Hope this helps.
Wes Kauffman

Jan 05, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Error Code 05


Just because you've turned the camera off/on, doesn't mean it's been reset. This is a fairly easy procedure which involves either going into your setup menu and choosing "reset," holding down the menu key for 5 seconds, or, removing the batteries for a few minutes. It may be that the firmware loading got corrupted and the camera just needs to be "rebooted," which is something that turning it on/off won't accomplish. But after which, you should have the camera reset to factory default settings.

Another tip is to go to Canon's website and look for firmware updates. Download and install them.


Err 05 is when the internal flash is obstructed or the camera doesn't get an reply that the flash open sucessfuly. That should be covered in warranty if its an faulty "pop up flash." Call Canon at 1-800-OK-Canon or Email them at: https://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=SupportMailerAct&fcategoryid=215&modelid=9430

Talk to them and they will give you a more in depth stuff.

J. DeRuvo
Digital Camera HQ

Dec 04, 2007 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Problem with slr camera flash obstruction


The problem is in the flash pop up switch. It is probably jammed in or there is some kind of substance on it causing it to stick. You can find it by manually popping up your flash. You should then see a little black spring loaded post on the release button side of the flash. Check to see that it is not stuck in in any way. If so that is why you are getting error 5. To repair you can try a qtip an a little rubbing alcohol. Otherwise you will need a technician to do it.

Dec 04, 2007 | Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital...

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Built-in flash auto pop-up problem


Does the 'pop up' pop up? If it does and still says obstructed- closes it and pop it again If it still persists Canon customer support will advise the next move. If a repair price seems high you could perhaps get a separate flash if the camera accepts them.

May 09, 2007 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Built in flash not popping up


Error 05 means - Something is obstructing the built-in flash.... Try to reclean it. Good luck!

May 07, 2007 | Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital...

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