Having problems with your Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera ?

I connected an external flash that evidentally wasn't compatable with the camera, now it won't pop up and says thereis an external flash connected even tho there is not.

\015 I have checked the shoe and tried to use my nails and push the flash button to no avail.\015

Answers :

There is a switch in the hot shoe that detects whether or not an external flash is connected - the pin that operates the switch may be stuck down. Remove the spring piece on top of the hot shoe (I usually use an Exacto blade to loosen it and then slide it to the rear. Then remove the 4 screws and you can see the pin. If it is stuck down, moisten a Q-tip with water and rub it over the pin and blow with canned air to dry. The pin may pop back up. If not, or if the pin is damaged, you will have to remove the top cover and get to it from the bottom.
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