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No flash on Canon Powershot S3

I have tried adjusting the settings, but no flash occurs under any circumstance. Is this a simple repair to replace the flash light?

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You will need to have your camera reviewed by a qualified technician to have it repaired, since it requires open the camera and evaluate the flash circuitry.


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