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When the pop up flash is up no matter what the light situation the flash will not flash.

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  • fgerald Mar 31, 2011

    The camera is a Nikon N4004 AF purchased in January of 1989. I have to pop up the flash manually. It does not have a menu on the camera, Type of camera: Integral-motor 35mm single leans with built-in TTL flash 24mm x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)

  • fgerald Mar 31, 2011

    Did you receive my second comment about model of camera? If not I cans end again.

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Kind of difficult to answer without a make & model, but the flash should pop up every time you power the camera ON. If you search through the camera's menu you'll find a flash option that let's you select when the flash will work. You likely have it switched OFF.

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This problem is due to a switch being stuck even after the speedlite has been removed from the hot shoe; just try lift the flap a bit and you should be good to go.

I find this problem in a Canon 7D, seems the micro switch underneath the right rail of the hot shoe, sticks. After Canon repaired the switch has not stuck again.

Also, could take a look here: forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=36794299

Hope helps.

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    ZJ Limited Apr 10, 2011


    There is really something wrong as the flash no longer fires in any of your settings. The camera still thinks the flash still fires and thats why it lessens the exposure to accomodate the added light, but since it no longer works, your images will become heavily underexposed in auto and "P" settings.

  • fgerald Apr 11, 2011

    I tried to get across to Fixya that my problem was with a FILM camera. After sending more details of model and other information about my N4004 Nikon FILM camera, they continued to send me solutions for a DIGITAL camera. No help at all for my FILM. FILM, FILM CAMERA!!! The pop up flash still does not work!

    Fred Gerald

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