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CANON SD1000 STOPPED FLASHING

The Canon SD1000 I use A TON has stopped flashing for any and all photos. I am smart enough to read the manual & have replaced the battery however, I still feel as though I have programmed something wrong recently on my camera which has stopped it from flashing. What menu & buttons do I need to use to get my flash back? Thanks

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  • ebaydeals07 Nov 26, 2008

    Hi Chanelbitter, I am convinced that this is an "operator error" on my part & that I have done something wrong with regard to "programming" the flash. I would have NO idea how to take my camera apart and where to look for a capacitor. These cameras are so small that I worry about attempting to try and remove any screws. Is the solution you are suggesting an easy one to try? Can I just "buy" a capacitor from a camera store? Thanks for your help!! Have a super day. Toni

  • emerald_527 Nov 26, 2008

    The camera will only take pictures when the flash is off, and no matter what functions have been tried it still will not take a picture. I have also changed the battery and nothing has changed.

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I had the same prob. try changing the capacitor attached to the flash

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  • chanelbitter Dec 01, 2008

    The camera won't take pics because needs the flash in nonluminated areas. I you are unfamiliar with the camera and do not want to take any risks, send it for repair. But if you want to try it, buy the flash unit, that comes with the capacitor attached, open the camera and replace the flash unit. there are tons of sites that teach you how to opened. howto.com Remember the first part you take out, is the last part to put back!
    It worked for me hope it works for you!!!


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