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Flash not working

The orange light comes on but no flash when the shutter is pressed all the way down.

Flash not working . All other Modes/ functions work.

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  • paigekillian Oct 21, 2008

    My canon SD550 was working fine and then all of a sudden it stopped taking pictures with the flash. When a flash is required and I push down the shutter button, the orange light comes on, but nothing happens. The lightening bolt flash symbol flashes on the display but no picture is taken. How to fix?




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Hi

Either your flash is defective and to solve the problem you replace the flash; or if that doesn't work you will have to replace the mainboard (PCB). Its very hard to say which will solve the problem as you can't tell before you try.
The other option is to buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two.

The flash costs about $30 (I would have to check pricing), and we can install it for you if you need it done; we are a digital camera repair business and are happy to help. (Google: Darntoothysam com)


Just remember if you're working with the flash to be careful, you will a good healthy ZAP! if you touch both flash terminals at the same time. =)

Hope this helps, let me know if we can help with anything.

Good luck from Darntoothysam com

Thomas

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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