Question about Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
I had just bought a new canon rebel xti and when I tried the flash, it does not fire off. The flash will pop up when in auto mode or if you push the flash button, but it just won't 'flash'. The busy flash symbol also comes up before taking a picture , and I noticed that the pictures I take (with the flash popped up) are dark, so the camera is assuming the flash is going off, but it's not. Also, I havent used any external on the camera as of yet.
Not really a solution, and about 3 years late :) my EOS400D also developed the same problem (however it was also coincidence that I had just updated to Firmware 1.1.1 (from 1.0.4), but basically the flash would pop up, but wouldn't fire (so not the standard problem with the microswitches), I found with a bit of forum searching that if you hold the flash down to almost clicking it in and then shoot it does actually fire. I am going to see how much it costs to get this fixed and will post what the actual fault is if I can understand the repairman.
Posted on Oct 30, 2010
The answer is here
i just followed the instructions and got it working. pop off the black metal cover, undo the screws (you may have to take the silver plate off entirely) and allow the black plunger switch free (on the site it suggests there are more than one plunger... my camera only has one on the right side) replace the silver foot, ensuring the plunger goes through the hole, and then pop the black plate back on. should work fine.
Posted on May 09, 2008
I have the same problem with the non-firing flash. My camera shows an error and tells me to turn it off and on again, but it doesn't help. How can we fix this problem?
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
I've been having the same problem with my old Canon EOS 1000F. I only bought it last year, so obviously it's used. I can't get my head around this problem. It isn't going off in Beginner mode or P mode. As for the other modes, no luck either.
Once when I was at a show of my girlfriends I found that holding down the shutter on P mode so it took two shots, the flash would go off on the second and not the first. Of course, this is not convenient to anyone unless you want to only have half of the photos you could.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
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