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

Hi, I'm getting error message 005 - the auto flash won't flip up. It seems like it wants to (moves slightly) but just won't pop up. Screen says to turn off and then on again...no luck.


Answers :

I had same problem and found the hinge/bearing for the flash corroded, probably due to sea spray. Remove 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!) Remove 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). Clean 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. Good luck, do post if this works for you so others will know.
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