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Pop up flash nikon D80

The pop up flash will not pop down! Any ideas?

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  • cnorris149 Sep 17, 2008

    My D80's built in flash was always a little finiky... sometimes I had to push it down a couple times to get it to stick... then it just decided to stay open one day. I will be sending it in under warrenty unless I can find a solution.

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There is a small hex screw on the underside of the flash pop up... next to the latch. I gave it a half turn and presto... fixed...

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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I'm not sure of your problem, but if I understand it correctly, the flash does not pop down on its own, you just push it down and it locks down.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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That is just a mechanical problem. There is just a little hook holding the flash and it retracts when you push the bottom to pop up the flash. I'm sure it can be easily fixed, never the less your camera store or Nikon should take care of it. So take it back to the place you bought it.

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Must be a problem with the flash lock. Try to pop up the flash manually using the flash button located at the top left of the camera beside the flash. If this does not work, you may need to have the cam serviced

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I have a Nikon D80 and I hit the open flash and now it won't flash. The flash will pop up but won't flash.


Contact your local Nikon authorized service center for repair on this issue. If you're in the east coast or in the New York City area you can contact us for this.

Hiram
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110 East 13th Street
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212-673-8400

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I was using the D80 with an SB-800 Speedlight and at one point the buit in flash popped up. I now cannot get the built in flash to lock in the down position.


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Must be a problem with the flash lock. Try to pop up the flash manually using the flash button located at the top left of the camera beside the flash. If this does not work, you may need to have the cam serviced

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I also purchased a Bower 724AFN to use with my D80, and experience the same problems. Received confirmation from Nikon that this flash unit is not compatible with the camera. I then purchased an SB-600 flash, and haven't looked back. It's worth the extra money for this high quality unit; fully compatible, and compliments the TTL features of the D80. I'll never deviate from original Nikon accessories again.

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