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No flash pictures

My camera can't take pictures when the flash is enabled. The flash does not go off and it does not even take the picture. It can take perfect pictures when the flash is disabled though. I'm not sure what exactly is wrong with it. I did drop it (about 3-4) though so that is probably the cause of the problem. I was just wondering if it is possibly just the light bulb that is broken or if it is something different that I need to get fixed. Thank you very much kevin

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  • joeyt1983 Nov 11, 2007

    Mine does the same exact thing, and I didn't drop it. I was using it all night, but then I went to turn it on and take a picture and nothing. Does this mean I'm out $350???

  • mcgunny Dec 07, 2007

    Camera works great without the flash; but whenever the flash is activated it the charging light just keeps on flashing and the camera will not take pictures. I have to switch to no flash for it to work. I have not drop it or damaged in any way. One day it just decided to stop working!! Any ideas/solutions!!! it might be more expensive to fix than to get a new one... but I'll make sure it wont be the same brand, this camera is only about a year old!!!

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By dropping you can damage the charging circuit of the flash unit. flash tube is the later part. it seems that the charging circuit of the camera is not working thus it hangs the camera when flash is switched on.

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If you are sure that the flash is enabled (not automatic, enabled!), then I'd say it must be a hardware issue regarding the flash circuitry. I would contact Olympus support if the camera is not too old. Or take it to a camera repair shop, the repair shouldn't be expensive.

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HI i HAVE A SONY DSC W55 camera. My Flash light on the camera is not working. When I click a picture with flashlight ON, a yellow light just on top right side of the display turns on steady. Once the...


If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances: When shooting MPEG movies When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode If an external flash is connected. Please make sure that the Camera is not set to any of these modes. You can check the manual to get the information to change the setting..
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I have a cannon powershot a720is and will not take pictures in low light conditions, when i press the button to take picture the orange light comes on, but it does not take picture. When in a bright light...


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From page 64 of the user manual, make sure that you have the flash enabled on the camera. Page 64 shows you how to enable and disable the flash. Most likely, the flash was turned-off by mistake and is causing your issue.
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If the built-in flash does not function, then the camera may be set to Auto and will only flash when taking pictures in poorly illuminated environments.
To set the camera to the Forced flash setting so it will flash regardless of the surrounding brightness, press the UP ARROW on the control button until a lightning bolt icon appears on the LCD screen.

If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:
When shooting MPEG movies
When set to the Twilight mode
If an external flash is connected
If in the Burst or Multi Burst mode

Please touch the MENU option on the screen of the Camera.
Then, select the REC MODE under the MENU.
Then, select NORMAL under the REC MODE.

If you're not able to select the NORMAL under the REC MODE, try Initializing the Camera.

First, please touch the HOME on the LCD screen of the Camera.
Then, select the SETTINGS in the HOME menu.
Then, select the MAIN SETTINGS under the SETTINGS.
Then, select the Initialize under the MAIN SETTINGS.

If the issue still persists after performing the troubleshooting steps provided above service of the Camera is required.

It's required to physically examine the Camera to determine the exact issue at the service center.





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"Forced on" means the flash is forced. Try "Forced OFF". Note that there are several options and scenes when the flash is enabled by default.

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How are images stored in the camera?


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The best situation to use each of the shooting modes


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