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Flash and Shutter not in synch

The Flash does not consistently go off and when it does, most of the time is either provides a washed out photo or a dark photo even while taking 10 pics in a row in the same setting on the same setting. What is the deal with this inconsistency? I am allowing time for the flash to recharge and it does show a ready indicator before I take the next photo.

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Re: Flash and Shutter not in synch

Good Day, flash assy is defective, the light sensor that will detect the correct flash exposure is defective, no longer user serviceable, contact nearest svc ctr for replacement of flash assy. thanks

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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