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Will not take picture

My Stylus 410 works as usual with the exception of taking a picture. I can depress the button halfway and the camera will focus as usual, but when fully depressed, it will not take a shot. When on video mode, the button works fine. It has been taken care of and no damage to make this symptom begin. Any ideas?

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This has happened with 2 of our Stylus 410s. It has to do with the flash not working. If you turn off the flash, the picture will take. I am trying to figure out how to fix the flash portion myself...=)

Posted on Feb 22, 2007

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