Having problems with your Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens ?

I have an older canon 20d camera that i love and started taking a photo classes with it. the other night i was replacing my battery and the flash popped open and now it won't close. the hook things that should hold it are standing up but don't moved back and forth. any ideas? Don't have alot of money or time for a camera store. I;m to the point whete i'm considering electrical taping it shut since i alsays use and indepentant flash anyway. any op0tions?


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Sorry to tell you that this is a common problem. You may be lucky in that the usual case is that the flash gets stuck in the down position and is unusable. It is possible to dissamble this part , but the risk would not seem to outweigh the reward. I have the problem of the flash not extending and simply use an external flash, as the built in flash is pretty whimpy to be quite honest. I don't even know why they provide it!!
\015\012Good luck. If you feel the urge to get into this and take your chances, let me know and I will jump into mine as I have a new 40d so my 20d is a spare.
\015\012Cheers
\015\012Tony
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