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Nikon d40 built in flash not firing but it popped up

My nikon d40 built in flash is not working suddenly. the camera didn't fall. my son took some pictures with it then suddenly the flash stopped firing. everything is ok except the built in flash.the flash lever keeps on clicking everytime i make a shot but the flash is not firing.

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There is a sensor in there that tells the camera the flash is up you need to take it to a repair shop its not a at home thing

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