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Canon Rebel XTI Flash issue

When I depress the button to take pics the flash pops up but no light...there is not flash and all my photo's are dark.

Anyone know how to possibly fix this. I have never used external flashes or add ons at all.

I am a basic user that loves the quality of this camera.

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  • mgknight9260 Dec 19, 2008

    My flash won't even pop up. It just makes a clicking sound. Sent it in to Canon to get it fixed last year while still under warranty. They "fixed" it, but now it is doing it again. Sent it back to Canon & they want $230 to fix it. Someone else I know has this same problem with her camera. She just uses an external flash. Would cost about the same to get the camera fixed as it would be to buy an external flash.

  • debbiehilz Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem - my flash pops up, but the light does not fire off and all my pictures are very dark when trying to use the flash. I tried the external Speed Lite, but it will not fire off either.

  • shannon912 Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem...the flash will go off and then goes off again about 4-5 seconds later. the pictures are coming out extremely dark.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. I've had my camera for a couple of years and have been very happy with it. Just recently though my flash opens but does not go off. :( Took it to a local repair place and they told me it was broken. duh. I need more. Any reset buttons? Setting issues? Please let me know if there are any trouble shooting steps that can be tried.

  • SHILORAVINN Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem - Canon Rebel XTi flash pops but won't fire. Shop offered to "look" at it for $128...

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same problem. I was taking pictures inside last night with my Rebel XT; it was fine for about 10 shots, then the flash stopped working. I have no clue what's goin on. Any help would be appreciated

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Maybe there's a problem with your camera's pop-up flash.

Contact Canon Customer Support, and see what they can do for you. Probably they will point where you can get your camera repaired.

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SOURCE: built-in flash auto pop-up problem

Does the 'pop up' pop up? If it does and still says obstructed- closes it and pop it again If it still persists Canon customer support will advise the next move. If a repair price seems high you could perhaps get a separate flash if the camera accepts them.

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

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SOURCE: xti rebel 6 mths old - flash will not pop up

I found the answer and fixed my flash. Look on http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ODWf

This will describe how, if you have been using a speedlite alot, than the little tab under the shutter release side of the hot shoe can get bent down thus constantly pressing down (toward the bottom of the camera) the small button which deactivates the pop-up flash even when the speedlite is not attached. Just bend the tab up a little with a jewler's screwdriver, turn the camera off and on and voila!! Fixed!!! Dan describes pushing the tab down, but on the xti, the tab needs to be bent up to release the flash deactivation switch and fix the problem. Thanks to Dan D on photonet for saving me a service call.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: No flash popup on my rebel XTI

I found the answer and fixed my flash. Look on http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ODWf

This will describe how, if you have been using a speedlite alot, than the little tab under the shutter release side of the hot shoe can get bent down thus constantly pressing down (toward the bottom of the camera) the small button which deactivates the pop-up1.gif flash even when the speedlite is not attached. Just bend the tab up a little with a jewler's screwdriver, turn the camera off and on and voila!! Fixed!!! Dan describes pushing the tab down, but on the xti, the tab needs to be bent up to release the flash deactivation switch and fix the problem. Thanks to Dan D on photonet for saving me a service call.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Flash doesn't work

I found the answer and fixed my flash. Look on http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ODWf

This will describe how, if you have been using a speedlite alot, than the little tab under the shutter release side of the hot shoe can get bent down thus constantly pressing down (toward the bottom of the camera) the small button which deactivates the pop-up1.gif flash even when the speedlite is not attached. Just bend the tab up a little with a jewler's screwdriver, turn the camera off and on and voila!! Fixed!!! Dan describes pushing the tab down, but on the xti, the tab needs to be bent up to release the flash deactivation switch and fix the problem. Thanks to Dan D on photonet for saving me a service call.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: rebel xti camera materials

Check out canon's web site for downloads of what you need.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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I found the answer and fixed my flash. Look on http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ODWf

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