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Canon Camera Rebel XTi reads error 05 and the flash will not pop up


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Err 05 means: Something obstructed the built-in flash's pop-up operation. Turn off the main switch and turn it on again.

Prepare to press the flash request button with your left hand. With your right hand, position your thumb and\015\012finger to gently pry up the flash head, perhaps using fingernails. Push the button and pry. With that help, it should pop up.
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Canon Camera Rebel XTi reads error 05 and the flash will not pop up


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