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

Built in flash will not work i put it on P mode still nothing i paid good money for this camera for this to happen also have bought the 580 ex speedflash 10-22mm ultra lens ef 70-300 lens and would like for the flash to work w/ the money i have tied up on accceroies want the fisheye lens but I'm leary now this camera was bought in dec 09

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Dec. '09....the camera is still under warranty...take advantage of it.
Hi, I have the Canon Rebel t1i (500d) and I had the same problem (built in flash not working). I tried a number of remedies I found on forums etc but none worked. I then tried this with the camera pointing away from me as if taking a picture. In the external flash housing is a metal sprung plate which surrounds the five circular pins (one big, four small at the rear). If you get a small straight headed screwdriver and lift the front of this plate and at the same time pull it back towards you it will come out altogether. (In picture 2 I show this plate removed and sitting in front of the mount only so you can see it removed, it was brought out backwards so towards me from the camera).
I then removed the four small screws being careful not to drop them and took off the mount for the external flash and then tried the flash it opened straight away. I then cleaned all the area of the mount and the two plates and replaced them all ensuring I fitted them exactly as before. I then checked the camera again and presto working fine. I hope this helps everyone with the problem.


Just make sure you have a nice clear area so that if you do drop a screw it is easy to find it.
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