Err 50 on my 7D II with POP UP Flash..

ronaldbyram

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Picked up a used 7DII as backup. Works great except... I tired to use the pop up flash first time today. and the camera flashes Busy MSG then I get the ERR 50 msg to turn camera off and remove batteries. I did this and with multiple lens and same issue. No issue with a attach flash. Guess I will need to send to CPS for repair. thoughts?
 

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It might set you back more than the camera is worth. I'd spend the money on a external flash, but its your choice.
 

Valvebounce

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Hi ronaldbyram.
Have you tried both methods to deploy the flash, button on front and put it in the [A]+ setting in the dark, I have had it where the button wouldn’t work, but auto deployment did! That was an EOS 300D though! :rolleyes:

Cheers, Graham.

Picked up a used 7DII as backup. Works great except... I tired to use the pop up flash first time today. and the camera flashes Busy MSG then I get the ERR 50 msg to turn camera off and remove batteries. I did this and with multiple lens and same issue. No issue with a attach flash. Guess I will need to send to CPS for repair. thoughts?
 

ronaldbyram

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Hello Yes I just tried the A+ mode. THe flash pops up and says BUSY! then gives me the error 50. I did use external flash and it appears ok. I will contact CPS.
 

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Hello Yes I just tried the A+ mode. THe flash pops up and says BUSY! then gives me the error 50. I did use external flash and it appears ok. I will contact CPS.
TBH I only ever use the pop up flash to trigger an off camera speedlight so maybe if it is too much to repair just get a wireless trigger and speedlight
 
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Valvebounce

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Hi Ronald.
What Aussie shooter said reminded me, the EX90 will work as a trigger for optical flashes, and is about the same power as the pop up flash, and cost wise can be had for peanuts!

Cheers, Graham.

TBH I only ever use the pop up flash to trigger an off camera speedlight so maybe if it is too much to repair just get a wireless trigger and speedlight