Having problems with your Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital Camera ?

My Rebel T1i's built in flash stopped working after I used a 580EX external flash on it. It won't even show up on the LCD screen.


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Really? the best solution available is to take the top of your camera off?
i don't think so.
Here's a very simple solution I found to get the flash to pop up without destroying your camera.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=31993875
the person suggests using a fingernail. (s)he must have long fingernails. I had to use a piece of paper folded in half. Swipe the paper from back to front, as in, from the eyepiece side towards the lens side.
Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougpardee/133066175/
good luck
There is a switch on the hot shoe, which detects if an external flash is attached. If the switch is obstructed by dirt, it won’t pop up after the external flash is removed. In this case, the internal flash won’t fire because the camera ‘thinks’ the external flash still on the hot shoe.
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