Nikon D90 Built in flash not working - will a speedlight flash still work? HELP!

Started Jun 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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curby99 New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Nikon D90 Built in flash not working - will a speedlight flash still work? HELP!

If you are still wrestling with this problem: I started having this problem one week ago and figured it out tonight. If you force the flash to pop-up, you will see on the left side, a little leaver sticking up. It tells the system that your flash is out. Inside the camera, it activates a switch. I gently wiggled it several times and found out that the flash intermittently started working. OK, that means some dirt in the switch, so I used a vacuum cleaner at a safe distance to suck any dust / the dirt out. It now fires every time !!! If you do this be very careful to keep the vacuum suction tip several inches away .  You don't want to suck the guts out of your camera.

Good luck, Albert.

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