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T3i internal flash is confused!

 
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Feb 17, 2013 22:07 |  #1

So i went to pop up my flash, but realized it didnt work! It doesnt even click. So then i went into my flash settings, and tried to access the internal flash menu, but it didnt let me because the "external flash was attached." obviously there is no external flash attached and it is confused for some reason. im not sure why because the metal is very clean, and everything looks in place




  
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Feb 17, 2013 22:34 |  #2

There is a small micro switch located in the hot shoe rail on the right side of the camera as viewed from behind, that tells the camera, when an external flash is attached to the hot shoe, not to pop up the on board unit. This switch gets stuck sometimes in the down position. It can be carefully pried up using a toothpick.


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Feb 18, 2013 05:33 |  #3

rrblint wrote in post #15622024 (external link)
There is a small micro switch located in the hot shoe rail on the right side of the camera as viewed from behind, that tells the camera, when an external flash is attached to the hot shoe, not to pop up the on board unit. This switch gets stuck sometimes in the down position. It can be carefully pried up using a toothpick.

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Feb 18, 2013 07:27 |  #4

As others have mentioned, there is a very small microswitch about midpoint of the side rail (see attached photo). Sometimes that gets dirty, then sticks making the camera think the flash is still mounted. Work the switch a bit and it will likely clear up.


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Feb 18, 2013 16:08 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #5

i dont follow where the switch is. can you re-attach the pic, but this time circle it in photoshop or something? thanks




  
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Feb 18, 2013 16:09 |  #6

or are you talking about the white piece?




  
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Feb 18, 2013 16:57 |  #7

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http://www.business-improvement.org …on_350d_rebelXT​_flash.htm (external link)

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Feb 18, 2013 18:47 |  #8

The pin's a little easier to see once the top clip is slid out forward a wee bit... (rather scruffy 10D shown)


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that's it sticking up vertically - if stuck, it's probably flush with the surface & might need a little persuading to spring back up.

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