Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

The auto flash unit does not pop up when the focus/shoot button is depressed on my EOS Digital Rebel 300D. Pressing the button with the small arrow symbol does not work either?



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This is a problem with the camera thinking there is something in the hot shoe above it. An external flash should still work and may prove less expensive used then the repair. You would need an EX type Canon Speedlight. I know this doesn't fix your problem which if there is nothing in the hot she mount lays underneath it. Her is a diagram I'm sure though your know what I'm referring to.

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Underneath the hot shoe is two tiny hols for sensor pins to protrude through. What is happening is that the tolerances are so critical that changes in temperature and super fine dust/dirt can block these holes. This signals the internal flash solenoids not to activate. It's not a huge fix but needs someone with the proper tools and knowledge on how to fix this problem. An authorized Canon repair depot should have no problem with this service/repair. Seeing your camera is one of if not the first Digital Rebel model you have received good service from it and possible a local camera repair person knows of this problem and can repair it for you. Have a great day
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