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Old 10th of February 2010 (Wed)   #1
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Default Canon Rebel T1i: Pop up flash is not popping up?

I've had my T1i for about 5 months. I never dropped it or bumped it into anything and always keep it in a case when I am not using it. Ever since I got my 430 EXii, I did not use the popup flash. However, when I tried using it today, the flash would not pop up. I tried going to the Menu -> Flash Control -> Built-in flash func. setting and it says "This menu cannot be displayed. External flash is attached.". What's up with this? The external flash is clearly not there, nor do I ever learn it on the camera when I don't use it. What do I do?
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Old 10th of February 2010 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: Canon Rebel T1i: Pop up flash is not popping up?

Search the forums, a little clip in the hotshoe is stuck so it always think you have an external flash mounted. You can usually pop it up with a pin or something, otherwise it needs to go to Canon but its under warranty at least.
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Old 10th of February 2010 (Wed)   #3
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Default Re: Canon Rebel T1i: Pop up flash is not popping up?

Ahh, sorry, lagging internet was not letting me search. Opened up POTN on Safari, found a thread, and got it fixed. Thank you so much!
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Default Re: Canon Rebel T1i: Pop up flash is not popping up?

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Ahh, sorry, lagging internet was not letting me search. Opened up POTN on Safari, found a thread, and got it fixed. Thank you so much!
do you know where you found this thread? i have the same problem now.
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Default Re: Canon Rebel T1i: Pop up flash is not popping up?

Happen to my EOS 400D lots time and I have a quick fix: push down the pop-up button with one finger (? on the left side), as the same time manually lifting up the pop-up with another finger.
Of course, a trip to the repairman may or may not fix the problem for good.
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do you know where you found this thread? i have the same problem now.
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Yes a search "7d/430exii pop up problems" will direct you to the thread I started last year on this. Get yourself a cocktail stick and you'll be sorted
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Default Re: Canon Rebel T1i: Pop up flash is not popping up?

the plastic toothpick on a swiss army knife works well too.
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