7D pop-up flash stuck.

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Leon of Jersey
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7D pop-up flash stuck.
Feb 24, 2013

Hey all,
I took delivery of my brand new 7D just over a week ago, and just like my 400D before it, the pop-up flash gets stuck and the LCD comes up with 'ERR 05 - SWITCH CAMERA OFF AND ON AGAIN'.
I ordered it from Very.co.uk, it has the latest firmware installed (2.0.3).
I'm not too bothered because I like Street/documentary photography, so I like to remain as incognito as I can, usually. But there are some rare times when I do need flash (like if I want to take a picture of something I'm selling to put on the internet).
With the 400D I could just physically lift the flash up, but the 7D is so well built and tightly sealed, this isn't possible.
I don't really want to send the camera back and there are no Canon dealers where I am.
Any suggestions or work-arounds? Anybody else had this problem?
Thanks, and happy Sunday

P.S, just for future reference, will the wireless flash trigger(s) still work without the flash up?
Thanks again.

Leon.

Canon EOS 400D (EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS Kiss Digital X) Canon EOS 7D
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