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My flash isn't working!

Coolpix S2 - and the flash isn't working. I have reset all the settings to default. The flash red light blinks indicating that the flash is 'charging' (ie not working) and you can't take a photograph except in 'landscape mode' when the flash is switched off. Can you cahnge a bulb or something - or is it more serious?

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Re: My flash isn't working!

Not a repairable situation here - the camera is a single piece. Nikon Technical Support will advise further.

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

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