Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?

Flash getting stuck

\015 I have my camera on auto focus. When I go to take a picture the flash won't pop up on its own and I get the ERR05 message saying the built in flash's auto pop up has been obstructed and to turn the camera off then on. There is nothing in the way of the flash, it just doesn't pop up unless I pull it up. Wondering how I can fix that. If its a cleaning issue, whats the best way to clean around that?\015

Answers :

I had same problem and found the hinge/bearing for the flash corroded, probably due to sea spray.\015\012Remove side arms on flash which limit the amount of travel BUT ENSURE YOU NOTE WHICH GOES ON WHICH SIDE AND WHICH WAY UP! (Not doing that cost me an afternoon of trial and error!)\015\012Remove the three screws (two short one long) which hold the cover on the flash and remove the cover (toward the front). Now you can ease out the bearing but not remove it totally because the flash wires go through it. (right hand side viewed from the front).\015\012Clean it (Iso-Propyl alcohol and cotton bud) then reassemble and check flash is VERY free to move. Note side arm screws have a shoulder on which the arms can swivel ensure they are correctly located or the flash will seize up when you tighten the screws.\015\012Good luck, do post if this works for you so others will know.
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