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Old Aug 30, 2004, 8:54 AM   #1
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Anyone any ideas.Had this problem before but it corrected itself at one time but now refuses to work. Regardless of auto or manual flash and with Pop-up set to on in the Recod Menue the flash will not pop-up despite e.g. 1/8 sec and F2.8.

Have tried resetting defaults and fresh batteries but to no avail.

Suspect I could be about to find out how effective the international warranty is!
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 3:35 AM   #2
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Can You open it manually?

If not I suppose it's a faulty camera.
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 11:52 AM   #3
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When I want to use flash, and press the 'flash' button nothing seems to happen. But then the flash pops up the instant I start to press the shutter button.
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 1:56 PM   #4
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Thanks foffodc and Herb.

Herb - yes your experience is what should happen.

After further experimentation I've managed to free the flash, which I believe was jammed shut. When listenining very closely with no flash and then auto or manual flashI could hear a very quietl clicking sound - as if the camera was trying to release the head - the pressure of my ear pressing down must've released the tension because the flash did pop-up and is now working. Suspect I've got a dodgy release - but I now know how to free it.
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Old Jun 13, 2005, 4:17 PM   #5
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Has anyone else had this problem? The flash on my S1 will not pop up anymore either. I got it to come up one time but now it is stuck again. I too hear the little click noise when it tries to release the flash, but no amount of pushing/pulling on it will get it to open. I think I'm just going to RMA mine (too bad I can't replace it with an S2)
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Old Jul 6, 2005, 1:32 PM   #6
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I had this exact same problem (I even returned one camera b/c of it.) Check out this posting and it should help. I did it and now my flash works like it is suppose to. Good luck.
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=15



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Old Jul 16, 2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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Open the flash first manually, when it is open it flashes, when it is closed it don't flash.
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 7:49 PM   #8
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Probably the reason the S2 comes up manually...

Be sure to clean the latch and the hinge to prevent it from binding up.


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Old Dec 8, 2005, 9:04 AM   #9
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Had problems with my S1 not opening the flash but came across this page... tried the fix but managed to bugger the screw up :roll: but managed to improvise by bending the little hook up a little (little bit of black metal that's screwed on has a hook at the end that the catch hooks on to, that bit) which has sorted the problem, thanks
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