My friend dropped my camera now the auto flash doesn't work. i assumed that the impact blew the bulb. if that is the case can the flash be replaced? do i have to take it to a service center or is that something i can do myself?
If the camera still takes photos with no additional issues, i suggest you buy an external flash like a sb400 or an sb600. getting the flash serviced will fetch you around 100-150 usd which is about the price of the sb600.
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Sounds like the flash tube is bad. Another possibility would be a bad flash capacitor or circuit. Has the camera been impacted - especially around the flash? Another possibility is that the light tube that goes from the frame around the tube to the sensor further back in the flash base has come loose or impact has broken the frame. Pop up the flash. Underneath there are two screws; remove the screws, push the flash back down and using a slim piece of metal pop off the flash cover. You can then see the tube and the light pipe (looks like a thick black wire) and the sensor located at the back on the right. Be very careful. There can be over 300 volts across the flash tube - do not touch!!!
Assuming that you haven't put the camera into a mode in which flash is disabled, either the charging capacitor or flash bulb is defective. It will have to be serviced so the appropriate part can be replaced.
Have you dropped the camera before?
If so, the bulb of the flash mechanism in your digital camera may have been knocked loose or broken.
Try cycling through the flash modes, forced on/off, automatic, red-eye, etc. Replace/charge the batteries; flash sometimes doesn't tend to work when it doesn't have enough energy to charge.
Try going to a dark area and seeing if the flash is at least emitting some type of light, if not, bulb itself could be the problem. After trying all of these steps, and you can't see that the flash is emitting ANY type of light what so ever, you can safely assume that the bulb inside the flash is defective or broken.
If that's the case, the only way you can fix that is by calling up Kodak and their support center and seeing if they can repair it for you.
I have the same problem...do you get a solution for this? I presume the bulb needs to rbe eplaced, as the last show I took with flash on, the shot had very high brightness, suggesting the bulb blew...though I've never encountered this problem before with digital cameras...
hi try to reset ur camera...To do such reset, turn on the camera and hold the menu button down for longer than 5 seconds. A message should hopefully come up on your LCD asking if you want to reset the camera. Select Yes...thank u!!! rate me!!
I can tell you what your problem is. You dropped it on concrete and you are suffering from impact damage. You have a whole bunch of internal damage to your camera, Don't worry, like anything, it can be fixed. Because it was dropped, its not covered under warranty. I have a friend who can fix it for you.
I assume the lens had the impact.
The 18-55 lens has the built-in motors for auto-focus.
Try switching to manual focus (on the lens). If this works, the lens may not auto-focus anymore.
Try it and let me know.