Did you by chance cover the flash at any time before it quit working? if so and you covered it closely then you burned out the elament. i did the same thing to my old mavica. it would flash when i didn't want it to so i covered it just to burn it out.
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Does flash pop up? Does the little electronic flash symbol appear in the LCD when it charges? Really not enough info in your post.
A few thoughts:
If the flash will not pop up check the external flash detection pin in the hot shoe (located on one side under the spring, which can be popped off with a knife blade or similar). If this is stuck down the flash will not pop up because the camera thinks there is an external flash in the hot shoe.
If the flash pops up and you get an 05 error or it makes a clicking noise and you get an 05 error this usually means sticky liquid spillage around the flash. It needs to be disassembled and cleaned and the pivots lubed. Squirting WD40 on the flash WILL NOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. NEVER SQUIRT WD40 IN ANY CAMERA!!!!!
It the flash pops up, and the little electronic flash symbol comes on, but goes out when you push the release button it usually means the flash board is bad.
If the camera has been impacted, then either the flash tube is cracked/broken or one of the wires that goes to it or the trigger coil may be broken inside
Hi, What external flash did you use on your Canon 60D? The internal flash will not automatically pop up if in the "Creative Zone" it will pop up with the button in the creative zones (M, AV, TV and P) it will not pop up with the button if you are in the the full auto mode (that's the little green box mode) but, should pop up automatically if required. The flash should pop up automatically in the basic zone for Portrait, close up and night photography, the button won't activate (pop up) the flash. Also the internal flash will not pop up if there is an accessory in the hot shoe. Again what external flash was it you used and did it flash?
did it pop up automatically or did you pop it manually? if it popped up by itself then the flash unfortunately is probably dead, since on automatic, it won't pop unless it's going to fire. If you popped it manually then - the camera doesn't think that the flash is necessary for the conditions that you're shooting in.
This model does not have a manual flash pop up release, so if the flash is not needed, it won't pop up at all. Use the "flash" button on the back of the camera to set: fill, forced, disable, etc. flash settings.
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
When you take pictures in AUTO, Portrait, Macro or Night scene mode, the built-in flash will automatically pop up in low-light or backlit conditions. If you want to control the flash pop-up, set this function to OFF.
1 Menu[AUTO POP UP]
2 Use control dial to select [ON] or [OFF].
3 Press the Okbutton.
If you are in any other mode the flash will not auto pop up.
You will need to send the camera for servicing. There's a lever mechanism inside the flash unit which is responsible for popping up the flash. Since it is a mechanical device, it is sometimes prone to failure. I suggest not to put manual pressure to force the flash to come out, as it may cause permanent damage. Instead, send the camera for service.
make sure after popping up the flash, you didn't change the mode into "no flash" mode....an easy way to check is put the flash back down, then proceed to take another photo. If the flash pops up again but did not flash, you have a faulty camera (assuming battery level is at least until the 1/3 mark).
A new flash mechanism that slides forward as it pops up assures an adequate angle of illumination while contributing to the camera's low-profile body design. The flash offers broad, even coverage with minimal illumination drop-off at the periphery. In addition, the new design allows a dedicated external flash to be used in tandem with the built-in flash.