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When your flash light (I mean the part that gives the flash) or the capacitor that stores the power for the flash are defect. you won't see a flash. When a red light comes on, when actually the flash should fire, the most likely the capacitor is defect. The electronics sensed it could not reach the voltage needed to fire the flash.
It also could mean your battery can't deliver enough to charge the capacitor, but is that was the case the battery indicator should tell you.
The orange light blinking means the flash is charging, once the light goes off you can go ahead take picture with flash. Your light keeps blinking because the flash is not ready. Try with fully charged batteries. If it won’t work, you may have an open fuse or something wrong with the flash circuit.
EXACT same problem. Tonight I tried to take a picture and heard a loud pop sound but I didn't think it was my camera... anyway it took the picture but didn't use the flash. Later, my sister went to take a picture with the flash and it made the same loud pop noise and now the camera wont work if the flash is on.
try replacing the batteries with new ones, and if it persists you should contact casio customer support.
hopefully you're still within the warranty period, because they will over charge even on minor repairs(they all do).
there is a problem with the shutter mechanism, either electronic in nature, or mechanical. the click you're hoping to hear is the shutter release, and its not releasing.
give them a call, get a repair estimate, and if its too high try finding a repair person with good hands that wants to have a go at it.
nothing but good luck ;]