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Just a weird noise

My camera sounds like something is loose inside of it...that's it...not much of a problem otherwise. I was just wondering why it sounds like that.

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  • jenihen Jun 11, 2008

    Thanks for replying so quickly! I just bought it in March of this it shouldn't be making noises...I know!


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I've had this problem as well, but unfortunately, it seems that I discovered it when the camera simply would not take the picture!  So I can't help but think that whatever's come loose inside is a bit more serious.  I would have to point to the ground, then lift it up slowly, THEN it would take the photo.  So for me, I'm thinking it's more than the flash or whatnot previously mentioned.  Very frustrating as I just got this camera four months ago, and treat it like a baby!

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I think Fiddy01 is on the right track with the noise being the two flash guides. I have an XTi and that rattle is common. to check if it is the flash guides and not something else, first remove your lens so you can isolate the sound to the camera body. Next gently shake the camera to hear the sound. Then pop up the flash, and locate the guides (they are black and glossy, and are attached to the camera with matching Phillips screws). Once you you find them, use your thumb an pointer finger to pinch or hold the guides securly in place. while doing that hold the camera with your other hand and gently shake, DO NOT DROP IT! the sound should be gone. If so than no worries. Just a note there is also a failt sound you may hear while doing this, it is caused by the tilt senor, it will make its sound while doing the above steps, but insead of shaking the camera you slowly tilt/rotate it like going from landscape to portraite and back. This is not a strong sound you may need to bring it close to your ear to hrear it. If you try this and still hear a dominate noise you should have it looked at.

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I had a 3ood, there was a noise similar to what you describe, when you pop the flash up there are two guides, they rattle a little.
If this is the case don't worry about it, my camera was used daily and only failed when I dropped it in water.

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Hey jenihen,
Cameras are definitely not supposed to have loose parts inside them. If the camera is working properly you could ignore the sound and wait until what is loose ends up causing a problem, or you could have it looked at by an authorized service technician and they should be able to tell you what is loose and what it would cost to get it repaired. This is a very nice camera and if it was mine I would worry that whatever is loose could cause more damage to the camera by ignoring the problem. I hope this helps!

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