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gpswiz
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My EOS Rebel has this problem lately, tt works fine without the flash; however, whenever the flash is popped up, it incurs and "error 5" message. I turn the camera off, gently flip the pop up flash light up and down, and turn on the camera again and it works OK.

Is this a well known error and can it be fixed?

Feb 23, 2009 15:55

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A 5 error is the camera thinks the flash is not raising. Look near the hinge for a small button and see if it is up or down. This lets the camera know is the flash is up or down and if the button is stuck down you will hear the motor fire a few times and it will then error.
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Feb 23, 2009 15:58

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Thanks. How do I fix this?

Feb 23, 2009 16:28

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gpswiz wrote in post #7390053external link
Thanks. How do I fix this?

Get an Speedlite like the 430EXII or 580EXII. The flash unit may make your camera bigger, but the results will be much better once you learn flash techniques.

Unfortunately, this is one of the problems that starts to appear on cameras with pop-up flashes. You can hit the button and pull it up at the same time. Only other option is to send it to Canon to get it repaired.

Feb 24, 2009 08:04

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