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Andrew Broadhurst Posted on May 07, 2007
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Built in flash not popping up

When I attept to take photos in low light or take pictures where the subject is back lit then my built in flash is not popping up instead I get an error 05 message and I have to turn the camera off and back on again. Will I need to get the camera repaired professionaly or is there an easy fix?

  • Andrew Broadhurst May 07, 2007

    Have followed some threads from another forum, and cleaned under the rails of the hotshoe.....the flash pops up now but still comes up with the error 05 message!!

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

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