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Flash does not activate

Even when I place the camera in a dark closet flash will not fire

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I had this same problem on my pro1. I went and bought an external flash so that I would have a flash at least, when I mounted the flash and fired it a couple of times all of a sudden my built in flash popped up. haven't had an issue since.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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