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May 20, 2011 20:24 |  #1

I just received my 60D today and there's already a problem with the flash. When I'm in aperture priority mode, I tried to open the pop up flash, it won't pop up. I then went to the flash control settings and tried to access "built-in flash func. setting" and the prompt "This menu cannot be displayed, External flash is attached." pops up.

Has this ever happened to anybody?

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May 20, 2011 20:43 |  #2

What mode are you in? Are you in Full Auto (Green Box) or program?




  
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May 20, 2011 20:44 |  #3

Theres a pin that get pushed down when u use a flash. Its probably stuck. What i usually do is i lift up the ramp looking thing in the hot shoe with my finger. Problem solved.


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May 20, 2011 20:45 as a reply to  @ robtaylor22's post |  #4

You don?t have a hot shoe protector in do you? There is a sensor there make sure nothing is blocking the hole.


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May 20, 2011 20:46 |  #5

robtaylor22 wrote in post #12449756 (external link)
What mode are you in? Are you in Full Auto (Green Box) or program?

Aperture Priority

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Theres a pin that get pushed down when u use a flash. Its probably stuck. What i usually do is i lift up the ramp looking thing in the hot shoe with my finger. Problem solved.

wait are you talking about the springs on the side that keeps the flash in place? Where is the pin located?


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May 20, 2011 20:55 |  #6

watduzhkstand4 wrote in post #12449773 (external link)
wait are you talking about the springs on the side that keeps the flash in place? Where is the pin located?

If u look at the hot shoe closely, you will see the ramp looking thing ( its where u slide the flash) im talking about. Just make sure u lift that up with ur fingernail. It should be the metal ramp. Thats the best way i can describe it.


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May 20, 2011 20:56 |  #7

musashi wrote in post #12449823 (external link)
If u look at the hot shoe closely, you will see the ramp looking thing ( its where u slide the flash) im talking about. Just make sure u lift that up with ur fingernail. It should be the metal ramp. Thats the best way i can describe it.

Ok I think I fixed it. Not by lifting the springs though. I have no idea what happened to it.


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May 20, 2011 21:02 |  #8

Ok well thats how i usually fix my t2i before. But do thst that info in mind. If u look at the hot shoe from the side and at an angle youll see what i was talking about. The pin probably got loose by itself, thats Probably how it got fixed. I dont know why, but that pin always gets stuck.


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May 20, 2011 21:23 |  #9

watduzhkstand4 wrote in post #12449829 (external link)
Ok I think I fixed it. Not by lifting the springs though. I have no idea what happened to it.

there is a pin on the hotshoe under the "ramp" looking thing which the external flash slides across. when the external flash is in place it depresses a little button under it which is known to stick down after the external flash is removed, causing your issues. it's pretty common, and can be released by lifting the slide "ramp" looking thing, and often requires the use of a pin to free it.



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May 20, 2011 22:44 |  #10

jay125 wrote in post #12449953 (external link)
there is a pin on the hotshoe under the "ramp" looking thing which the external flash slides across. when the external flash is in place it depresses a little button under it which is known to stick down after the external flash is removed, causing your issues. it's pretty common, and can be released by lifting the slide "ramp" looking thing, and often requires the use of a pin to free it.

thanks for the explanation! I'll keep that in mind if that happens (:


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May 21, 2011 08:56 |  #11

no problem. it's one of those little things everyone seems to know about ONLY after it happens once ;)



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May 21, 2011 09:33 |  #12

jay125 wrote in post #12451761 (external link)
no problem. it's one of those little things everyone seems to know about ONLY after it happens once ;)

hahaha yea it's never happened to me and I pretty much freaked out for a second. Thanks again!


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Aug 22, 2011 22:00 |  #13

Sorry to bring this thread back, but I had the same problem with the little pin sticking down. Took the hot shoe apart in order to get the pin unstuck. In the process of sticking a needle in the pin hole the pin was pushed down to far and fell off its track inside the built in flash housing. If i shake the camera gentaly i can here it bouncing around.

Now i dont really mind about the sound because im not usually shaking my camera around but is there any way to get it out?

Will it harm anything if left in there?

Can I get a new pin (the part is so tiny!!) so i can use my external flash on the hot shoe?




  
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