This morning I fixed my girlfriends pop-up flash on her Nikon D70 camera. I decided to document the ordeal hopefully to help others with this problem (seems to be a poor design on Nikon's part). First of all; shout-out to Steve and Tony for posting on how to fix this problem. The primary reason for this blog post is to give more in-depth info on what is going on and provide an alternate solution to fix the problem.
The flash does not pop up or go off when the shutter button is pressed.
First, you should go to Steve's blog post to see how to take the camera apart. His post is great and very well may fix your problem.
|These are made up component names...|
I figured at this point that taking the plastic rod out was a bad idea because if it went in before, it would probably happen again (and I could not pull it out anyway).
What I did instead was super glued a toothpick in where the rod should have been.
|Toothpick inserted just below hook|
|Flash down. No contact.|
|Flash up. Contact.|
That is it! Now just put your camera back together and hope you did a good job gluing!