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Auto Flash DOESN'T WORK

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?

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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.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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