30D flash stuck

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by my*, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. my*

    my* TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I purchased a 30D last summer. The flash often sticks shut. You can hear it trying to open but an error comes up saying something is blocking it and to turn the camera off and on again. It seems to do it about 60% of the time. Is there an easy fix?
     
  2. DSLR noob

    DSLR noob TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    don't use the built-in flash...... the end. ( I never use mine, buy a Canon speedlight if you need flahs, I just hate flash photography unless it's off camera with a good setup)
     
  3. cameramike

    cameramike TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    contact canon. chances are if you can afford a speed light you've got one.
     
  4. my*

    my* TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You are correct sir!! My money went to lenses.
     
  5. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    How is that a solution to the problem of a broken camera? Fix at the source, don't bandaid. There's plenty of times when I don't have my speedlight with me and need a quick subtle fill flash.
     
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    One of my 20Ds has that problem. It will try to release the flash three times, then stop and give me the error code.

    I can get it open by applying side pressure and then clicking the flash button.

    However, I'll agree that (for the most part) you are better off without the built-in flash.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
30d flash stuck
,

30d in flash stuck

,
30d flash sticking
,

canon 30d flash stuck

,
canon 30d stuck flash
,
eos 30d internal flash stuck
,
flash button stuck 30d
,
how to open flash on canon 30d