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Canon powershot A630 blinking flash graphic

When trying to take a picture using the flash, the flash graphic flashes and the camera will not take a picture.

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  • rogerstk23 Dec 26, 2008

    Same problem. Just in time for Christmas! Had worked fine for 2 years prior to that. Works fine if I turn off the flash. Flash worked once today, but stopped again.

  • mrdarj Jan 16, 2009

    same problem, works when it wants to

  • AntonB Mar 12, 2009

    Same problem. Changing batteries helped once, but now the flash is dead. Seems as if the capacitor is malfunctioning. Also, a small graphic appears above the number of shots remaining, shaped like the camera with what looks like a starburst (as if representing the flash).

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. Works fine if I turn of the flash. Not at all if I don't.

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You have to unscrew the left side of the camera (if you're looking at the back of the camera, the side that is right beside the flash). Then, at the very top, with a tiny screw driver, just gently tap the black flash compartment and it should work after that. I've had the flash problem twice in the past year and both times I got it to work again by taping on it. Hope it helps!

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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Rotate your mode dial to "P", then press the button on the back with the "lightning bolt" icon. Press until the lightning bolt with a slash shows up on your LCD screen. The flash is now turned off in Program mode. Try taking a picture.

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well i did some scouting and this is what i came up with on canon's site - http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=SuprtKnowledgeBaseAct&fcategoryid=113&modelid=14108 - in the question box put flash and hit search - the first result should give you your answer. hope this solves your problem.

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