I was shooting at the skate park with friends and when I needed my internal flash, it didn't want to pop-up. I have a Canon Eos Rebel T2i. It's always in Manual and when I press the flash button nothing happens.

Is there a solution?

  • \$\begingroup\$ possible duplicate of My D3100 takes longer exposure shots instead of using the flash \$\endgroup\$
    – TFuto
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 11:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't believe this to be a duplicate - the OP explicitly states that he's pressing the flash button which (on the 550D anyway) should make the flash pop up if you're in any of the "creative zone" modes, and the poster also states they're in manual mode. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 13:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ tutorialgeek.blogspot.com/2013/02/… \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 19:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you hear any sound or get an error when pressing the button? My canon (not a T2i) makes three audible attempts and then gives an error. If you hear nothing and it can't be manually opened while pressing the button, it sounds like there may be a problem with the button. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 30, 2014 at 13:18

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It may be due to the latch not releasing properly. Try lifting the cover of the flash while pressing the flash button.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Nope :/ still stuck \$\endgroup\$
    – ismael Ah
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 17:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmmm, check this link, maybe it's of some help: flickr.com/photos/dougpardee/133066175 \$\endgroup\$
    – jmn
    Commented Oct 30, 2014 at 5:09

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