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Flash won't pop up

I have a Nikon D40. I had a problem with the flash which suddenly didn't work. Using an online repair, I fixed the flash successfully. But now the flash will not pop up. I will soon disable the flash again and just use my external flash unless someone can help me with the pop up factor. The catch does not release.

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2009

    Thanks. The battery is charged. It stopped popping up after I repaired the flash that wouldn't flash. Now it flashes but in the closed position. I was hoping there was a simple fix for the inoperable catch so I didn't have to spend big bucks.



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Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

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Posted on Dec 03, 2009

  • PhxHiker Five Sep 15, 2011

    For future reference to others with this same problem of the flash not popping up... I also followed the video ( to remove the cover from the flash & noticed on the L (or V) piece that he shows, hooks around the screw- look just BELOW that & you will see 2 small "U" shaped brackets. My two u shaped brackets just below the L were not level with each other, one metal bracket was pinned down under the L shaped bracket. As soon as I pulled it out & made the two brackets level with each other, viola!! The flash pops up & fires- no more smoke smell & saved myself $94-200 that Nikon quoted me to have it looked at & fixed. Hope this helps, wish I could post pictures on here of what I'm talking about :) (comment to me here & I'll e-mail them to you)

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    msowden24 Apr 15, 2013

    do you still have the pics? I am having a terrible time



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