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

Hi, my camera is a EOS 400D,my problem is the built-in flash it won't work lately since i switch to a 24x105mm lens. at first it was working, but when i tried to set it up to the different modes like the P,TV,AV etc. thats the time i noticed that it was not working anymore. it pops up but it didn't fire. i need your expertise thank you.


Answers :

I read that custom function 8 turns the flash off, so I guess that should be checked first thing.
\015\012This web blog talks about a microswitch in the hotshoe that may be being held down by a spring or possibly stuck or broken:
\015\012http://www.bobatkins.com/smf/index.php/topic,308.0.html
\015\012If the camera is indeed equipped with the microswitch, you might try spraying some compressed air into it, in case some dust is not allowing it to make contact.
\015\012Of course, the zenon bulb, flash capacitor, or small step-up transformer could have gone bad, but those things usually last for years.
\015\012It could possibly be a slightly loose ribbon connector, but that would require disassembly to check.
\015\012I assume the flash is indeed turned on in the menu.
\015\012Other than those things, it might need servicing, which will probably be around $100. You might take the camera by a repair shop just to see what they say.
\015\012Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.
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