Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera ?

My auto flash shows error o5 pop up was obstructed. Switching on and off does not help.


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If you hear a click when the flash should pop up, help it into the up position, turn the camera off and then on to clear the error.\015\012
\015\012If the error persists look for two thin black plastic sticks, about the size of a pencil lead sticking up from the body under the flash. They should be spring loaded so they stick up when the flash is up. check they are not stuck and if needed clean with A VERY LITTLE iso-propyle alcohol an a cotton bud.\015\012
\015\012If the camera works OK when you have manually opened the flash but the flash is stiff to move it is probably the bearing on the right hand side as you look at the camera from the front. If you have a VERY small cros point screw driver you can disassemble the flash and clean the bearing. MAKE SURE YOU NOTE WHICH SIDE ARM GOES ON WHICH SIDE AND WHICH WAY ROUND. there are three very small screws holding the flash together, 1 long and 2 short once they are removed you can prise off the flash cover (toward the front of the camera) and then ease the bearing out. Mine had rust which I removed with alcohol on a cotton bud. I wouldn't oil anything on a camera.
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