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Jun 12, 2011 03:37 |  #1

Bought the 60D only this month. I used it twice already, both using the external 430EX II flash. The problem is when I tried to raise the pop up flash, it wont raise. I turned it off and on several times and removed the battery to refresh the memory but the same thing, it wont pop up. I tried to set the flash through the flash menu but it is saying that the external flash is still attached. i attached the flash and reset the flash setting but still it wont pop up after removing the external flash. Anybody experienced this before?


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Jun 12, 2011 03:51 |  #2

It happened to me when i mounted my external flash units on it too often. Easy fix, use a pen stick it in the hotshoe place, force up the little blade. So what happens is that the sensor sits right under the little metal blade, and when you insert an external flash on the hotshoe and the flash unit mount will force the blade down and touch the sensor (That way the camera knows an external flash is attached). Now your blade is constantly touching the sensor because you mounted your flash on your camera too often or maybe left it on for too long, and that is what's keeping your flash from poping up. All you need to do is to force the blade back up by exerting a little pressure with a pen.


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Jun 12, 2011 03:58 |  #3

Common problem with the 60D, cant figure out why Canon does not do a recall and fix the ongoing problem?


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Jun 12, 2011 04:06 |  #4

macca172 wrote in post #12578890 (external link)
Common problem with the 60D, cant figure out why Canon does not do a recall and fix the ongoing problem?

They don't things like that they used to do they.....maybe they've cut some corners to save on costs....:confused:


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Jun 12, 2011 04:42 |  #5

Thanks a lot. Very helpful


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Jun 12, 2011 07:00 |  #6

macca172 wrote in post #12578890 (external link)
Common problem with the 60D, cant figure out why Canon does not do a recall and fix the ongoing problem?

It is a common problem with all Canon hotshoes and has been for a while..


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Jun 12, 2011 09:35 as a reply to  @ Keyan's post |  #7

Happens with my 50D also.. I just don't use the built in flash.

Turn the camera off, slip your thumb nail between the top of the camera and flash cover and raise it a tad. Turn the camera back on, it should pop up..

Now the problem is, if the camera has been sitting around for a while, you'll hve to repeat the process.


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Jun 13, 2011 02:19 |  #8

I used a thin flat scredriver to lift it. I think canon should address this issue. I wrote them and they were telling me to send the camera to them since it is still under warranty. I almost did if I had not checked this forum. Thank you again.


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