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Error 5 ! Canon Rebel Xti w/ 28-135mm It was working fine! had it for 10 day's and after about 560 images taken ( 4 gig flash card ) The message read : "The built in flash auto pop up was obstracted... turn it off and on again..same problem. any simple tip ? solution ? or take it back to the dealer. I appreciate your Help ! Peter Toronto


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  • Try the scotch tape or masking tape technique: get around two to three inches long sticky tape, stick about an inch above the flash housing, turn on the camera, hold the remaining tape upward , shoot the camera and pull the tape upward with a force enough to pull-up the flash bulb housing.
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Error 5 ! Canon Rebel Xti w/ 28-135mm It was working fine! had it for 10 day's and after about 560 images taken ( 4 gig flash card ) The message read : "The built in flash auto pop up was obstracted... turn it off and on again..same problem. any simple tip ? solution ? or take it back to the dealer. I appreciate your Help ! Peter Toronto


\015\012Try the scotch tape or masking tape technique: get around two to three inches long sticky tape, stick about an inch above the flash housing, turn on the camera, hold the remaining tape upward , shoot the came ... Digital Cameras

My flash is not working on my Canon PowerShot SX110 is camera. Help! My boss thinks the flash is turned off, but when I go to flash settings it says that red-eye and sync are both turned on. Basically I tried to use the camera outside the other night and the camera kept telling me to raise the flash even though the flash was up. The pictures were all blurry. I LOVE camera and am hoping for a simple solution.


... Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Digital Camera

I bought a used Nikon coolpix 5700, worked fine for awhile, but now when I turn the camera on and press the release button the flash will not pop up or work, in the view screen the "SB" shows in the view finder with a flashing red dot, I have followed all the basic troubleshooting solutions but it still wont flash when it is suppossed to, what could be the problem?


You don't state whether this happens all of the time or only when the \015\012flash is active.If only when active, then the user manual ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

I have a canon rebel xti with an 18 to 55 lens .. I recently bought an external flash to sit in the hot shoe .. now when I removed the flash from the hot shoe .. the cameras own flash will not pop up and work... I can manually pop the flash but it still will not work..  I thought that when I bought the flash at the camera store the sales person turned off something on the camera for the new flash to work.. is there something I need to change in the menus to get the cameras own flash to work.....


I had the same problem. \015\012Look closely at the hotshoe. Inside it, way over to the side, under one of the tabs on the side, is a tiny metal strip. When you attach an external flash, the strip is pushed down and holds down a tiny button ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Err 05 the built-in flashs auto pop-up was obstruced turn the power off switch to off and on again. The flash pops up but it continues to say that the flash was obstructed and will not take any pictures.


... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

I am getting this message on my EOS 450d, (camera's built in flash pop up was obstructed turn the power switch to off and on again). I have done this several times the flash wont pop up - can you please help me?? Thank you :)


Sometimes the pop-up flash on the EOS range of cameras can get stuck. The EOS family have a very tiny micro switch under one blade of the flash hot-shoe.Get a toothpick and manually pop the switch. It should clear your error, too. ... Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

Flash I have a sony cybershot DSC-W50. Everything has been working fine until one day it stopped flashing. I have tried pressing the flash options button, but nothing happens. However, whenever I turn the camera on E:91:01 and a little squiggly arrow flash. Please help me! I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-S90 and the flash stopped working several months ago. Everything else works fine. Any solutions?


I think the firmware is corrupted ..... you must install new firmware ....just visit the nearby showroom or technician he will install the new firmware ..........for installing firmware it may costs some 300 to 400 bugs ....how eve ... Digital Cameras

Evil flash there is either something wrong with my flash or the light meter, but 99% of the time when i go to take a picture, the flash goes off. hood up or down, it doesn't matter. it seems that the only time the flash doesn't go off is in extremely bright light, i called customer support and was basically told to send it away for a million years to have it repaired, but is there possibly a more simple solution?


It appears that there is something wrong with the sensor that senses when the pop-up flash is up or down. Try cleaning the whole area with compressed air, especially the little gaps in the mechanism. The part that is defective costs next to nothing, ... Fuji FinePix S9000 Zoom Digital Camera

Canon T3i thinks that there is an external flash attached and will not allow use of the built in pop up flash. I have tried putting on the external flash and turning it off while it is on the camera and literally every combination of the sort to try and see if I can get the camera to realize that the flash is no longer there. Please help....


There is a pin in the hot shoe that operates the external flash switch on the bottom of the top cover. It is probably stuck down - maybe by sticky liquid spillage. Clean with a toothbrush and windex and see if it will then pop up. ... Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Digital Camera

Hi there, I have a nikon D50 camera and the inbuilt flash unit does not work any more.... it pops up in dark conditions bu tthen fails to fire. The camera will adjust the shutter speed as if the flash was turned off, and the flash doesn't work in any flash mode or any function mode. Could it be the bulb perhaps? I have reset the camera as well to no avail. please help! thanks :)


Hello, and welcome to Fixya.. This is a very common and known issue with the D50 camera by Nikon. Some buyers flash only works once and then quits. Its due to the speed of which the flash pops up, it literally breaks ... Digital Cameras

I HAVE A NIKON D40X.I CANNOT GET THE BUILT IN FLASH TO WORK.IT IS IN AUTO MODE AND FLASH IS TURNED ON.IF I ATATCH AN EXTERIA FLASH IT FIRES EVERY TIME.I HAVE TRIED IT ON ALL THE OTHER MODES,IT DID FIRE ONCE,TRIED IT AGAIN ON SAME SETTING NO LUCK.IT POPS UP ON DEMAND BUT NO FLASH.I THINK I MAY HAVE DONE SOMETHING IN MENU SETTINGS TO MESS IT UP AS I AM NO COMPUTER EXPERT.CAN YOU HELP. GOT A WEDDING IN MEXICO IN 4 DAYS.DAUGHTER IS EXPECTING GOOD PHOTOS.


In Auto mode the flash will only fire when the camera thinks it needs it.Only in the PASM modes do you get to decide whether to use the flash or not. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

DSC H-5 the flash pops up but does not flash, camera is set to automatic mode and flash is turned on.


Flash pops up shows that flash release mechanism is working as camera wants to flash.There are 3 thick wires connecting between flash bulb and flash charging circuit in camera, one of thick wire seems internally broken and causing problem. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

When i turn my camera on, it seems fine, all buttons functional. When i take a photo, it flashes, but no photo will pop up in my screen. Instead the screen stays black, and then the battery starts to get really warm. then i cant turn it on or off, the only way to get the batter to stop heating up, is to take it out of the camera. i can put the battery back in, turn it on again, but it will say no pictures had been taken, and the problem continues every time i try and use it. There is no history


FREE INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CAMERA FIRST \012\012The Stylus Tough-3000 can be submerged up to 10 feet underwater and incorporates four preset underwater scene modes as well as the ability to capture HD movies underwater. It can also w ... Olympus TOUGH3000 Digital Camera

After I have detached my external flash (Nissin Digital Speedlite Di622), my Canon EOS 60D does not recognize the fact that the external flash is already detached. Thus, this does not allow the built-in flash to pop out when needed. I have tried turning the power off and on again. The problem persists.


After I have detached my external flash (Nissin Digital Speedlite Di622), my Canon EOS 60D does not recognize the fact that the external flash is already detached. Thus, this does not allow the built-in flash to pop out when needed. ... Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera

Doesn't turn on, red light & flash pops up


Most probably your charger inside the camera has gone bad. Get an expernal samsung charger. ... Samsung NV10 Digital Camera

Nikon D50, digital SLR, I was using my camera at a wedding and the flash just stopped working. The camera thinks the flash is going off - it pops up and takes them quickly but no light goes off.... do these cameras have traditional 'bulbs' could it be as simple as the bulb has blown and it needs a new one? or am i looking at something bigger than that? I am normally an old school film camera person - i dont know much about this at all... thanks kathleen


Good day,\015\012\015\012it seems that your built-in flash is busted. you can go to your nearest\015\012nikon service center and have it replaced. or you can purchase an\015\012external flash that you can attach to your unit. when looking ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera

The flash on my Canon Rebel xti is not working. the flash pops up, but it is not lighting. I saw some responses about people using q-tips and alcohol, but I do not know what exactly you mean and it is a pin or something! Thanks! Dana


Http://www.conraderb.com/flashrepair/\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012If you go to the above website it has a tutorial for you. Enjoy.\015\012\015\012Basic ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

When I take a picture, I get a message that says, "The built in flash's auto pop-up was obstructed. Turn the power switch to off and then on again. This happens for every setting except Landscape. When I turn the power off and on, it does nothing.


Except landscape the auto light sensor detects that the flash must be triggered. So when the sensor detects low light it commands to the processor to release the lock on the flash unit to pop up. But due to some technical defect- possibl ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

The pop up flash won't pop up. I've tried turning it off an on. I tried taking the battery out an putting it in again ( this worked the first time I had the problem, but doesn't any more. Any suggestions ?


Look at arms on the top cover were you can put a external flash sometimes they are bent and the flash thinks there is a external flash and won't open. Also if you look under the right side of the hot shoe flash you will see a little white piece stick ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

Good afternoon I am uploading photos onto my desktop from my Sanyo VPC-T1060 and am having problems. When I turn on my camera the pc screen on the camera will not pop up for the longest time. Eventually it will flash on the screen and then the camera will turn off. Do you know what is happening?


Consider NOT connecting the camera to the computer.\012\012\012The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to th ... Sanyo VPC-T1060 Digital Camera

I have a canon rebel xti, I partially blocked the pop-up flash while taking a picture. There is an error message on the screen - flash error 05, turn camera off and on again to clear. It is not working. What can I do?


Hi,You can reset all your settings and clear errors by removing the battery pack and also under the camera is an access screw to get to a button battery or two. The type of screw you use a dime or quarter to open. With the battery pack ou ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

Erro 5 I belong to Hyderabad city I purchased eos rebel xt 350d it is second but it is giving trouble by showing erro 5 how can face this problem I went dealer in hyderabad he is asking 5000 rs. but in your answer to one of the cannon holder who also having same problem error 5 you gave solution is simple problem only some electro magnetic stuck sir why cant show us through internet some meachanism by useing macro flash or some video clipings to do some simple meachanism so that we the well wihs


Err 5 is the code shown when the flash isn't correctly released.  Try cleaning the area around the built in flash and make sure it can pop up freely ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Flash wont pop up and get a message stating turn off camera and turn back on, however when i did this t


... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

When i turn the camera on the flash pops up and it takes a picture and keeps taking pics until i power it down. it does this intermittently depending on the settitn i turn it to.


You may need your camera cleaned. If you have taken more than about 5000 pictures with it or if you have been eating at some point and taken pics without washing your hands it could be that your shutter button is getting stuck. Some settings are set ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

Flash Simple ...how do I turn the flash on, for this camara???


When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor,pressing the LEFT button makes the cursor shift tothe left tab.■ When the menu is not displayed on the LCDmonitor, the LEFT button operates as the FLASH( ) button. ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera
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