Question about Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital Camera
When I press the shutter button the flash charging symbol (a blinking lightening bolt) appears. It continues to blink, the flash never charges, and the shutter won't fire. If I turn off the flash, the camera works fine. Any suggestions?
I recently replaced the LDC panel on the camera, so maybe I did something during the repair??
Yes its very possible that something was damaged during the repair. If you scratched a board you can break an electrical connection between two parts.
The thing to try first would be replacing the flash, look for a used one as it will be cheapest. If that doesnt work, then you have to replace the main PCB.
If you need parts, please let me know, its what we do.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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• If you are taking pictures in low light (dim light) and the flash is required, the flash will operate
automatically. A lightning bolt appears on the LCD screen and blinks until the flash is ready.
• While holding the camera steady, press the shutter button to take a picture.
Hint: The flash works best when your picture subject is about 4 ft. - 7.5 ft. (1.22 m - 2.23 m)
from the camera.
• When the batteries are getting weak, the flash will not fully charge and the no flash lightning
bolt appears on the LCD screen. It's time for an adult to change the "AA" (LR6) batteries,
Hope this works!!!
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