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The flash isn't working

The flash has stopped working on my digimax A6. The flash is turned on and the red light show's that it is charged, but when I take a picture it doesn't flash. I've tried resetting the camera, it worked once and then stopped again. So I don't think it's a setting issue. Help!

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Re: The flash isn't working

Might be obvious, but try replacing the batteries. also during continuous shot mode, flash will be automatically set to off. otherwise contact samsung for repair estimate. Good luck

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The flash has stopped working. The red strobe light at the back flashes to tell you the flash is charging, but then does not stay red and when you take the picture the flash does not work, regardless of...

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