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Flashing digital display

Regardless on the camera being in the "Lock" or "On" the digitral user display, mode selector etc. is continually falshing. The camera will not function at all. The batteries have been changed and they were even removed and the camera left over night. Any help would be very much appreciated, my daughters Photography school project awaits a simple solution, fingers crossed.

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Hello, depending on the class he is taking you may find that a normal digital camera will suffice. Most camera classes and courses now use digital, unfortunately the old film cameras are becoming a thing of the past. If your son is a mad keen photographer then I would consider investing in his future and buy him a good quality digital SLR. I hope this is somewhat helpful.

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Will a nikon n2000 turn on without a lens and film?

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Open the palm wing door and check that the selector there is set to S-C. Then press the button in the center of the selector until the arrow is pointing at SINGLE.

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According to the manual, if you have the selector set in any of the "creative" modes (P, Av, Tv, M) the built in flash will only work if you press the button to pop up the flash. It also references a "hot shoe cover" which, if inserted into the hot shoe for external flash, will prevent the built in flash from working.

You can download the manual here. (The EOS Elan II is the same as the EOS 50.)

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