Introduction

A common problem on the Canon EOS A2 is for the pop up flash mechanism to get stuck and not "pop-up". This is caused by the camera fooling itself into thinking an external flash is installed, which interferes with the main flash.

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No parts required.

Locate the battery door/camera grip on the left side of the camera and lift the rotating removal tab.
  • Locate the battery door/camera grip on the left side of the camera and lift the rotating removal tab.

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Twist the tab clockwise to unlock the door, then pull outward from the camera to remove it.
  • Twist the tab clockwise to unlock the door, then pull outward from the camera to remove it.

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Remove the battery from inside the battery housing and set the cover aside.
  • Remove the battery from inside the battery housing and set the cover aside.

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The inside of the flash shoe has a removable cover which is just snapped in place. Using the flathead screwdriver, pry up on the front end of the cover.
  • The inside of the flash shoe has a removable cover which is just snapped in place.

  • Using the flathead screwdriver, pry up on the front end of the cover.

  • Warning: The cover is on tight and is tough to pry off.

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Loosen, but do not remove, the 4 screws on top of the flash shoe.
  • Loosen, but do not remove, the 4 screws on top of the flash shoe.

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Locate the black pludger sticking up out of the flash shoe.
  • Locate the black pludger sticking up out of the flash shoe.

  • The black pludger may not be visible, which is why the flash is broken. Just locate the hole to where it should be and move on to the next step.

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Push a paperclip in and out of the plunger hole, ensuring the plunger moves up and down freely.
  • Push a paperclip in and out of the plunger hole, ensuring the plunger moves up and down freely.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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