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Flash takes too long

Why does it take several seconds for the flash to work after you press the button?

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Its all relative. With most of these compact cameras, to conserve power, the camera does not always keep the flash ready to fire at any given second. Firing the flash uses a lot of juice, so if it was always at the ready, the battery life would be reduced to half or less, which would would cause more problems.

When you press the button the camera then tries to cycle up enough flash power that it thinks it will need to light the scene correctly. This will require less time if its in the day and longer if its dark.
Add more time if the battery life is low.

Once you fire the flash and exhaust all the reserve power from the buffer, the camera will need to recycle itself to garner enough power for another flash, this again adds time.

More expensive cameras have better power management and can cycle up faster.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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How do i turn OFF the flash on my kodak C643? I press the flash button on top, but, flash still goes when I take a pic


You may have to press the flash button several times
there are several settings

Flash on, Flash on auto, anti red-eye and flash off.

Sooooooooo.

Press the button and watch the screen on the back, if theres no menu when you press once, look for a small icon, it should change each time you press the button. You want the one the looks like a lightning bolt with a slash across it.


You can download the instructions from here:-

http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/urg00531/C643_C603_GLB_en.pdf

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Don't know what buttons on back of camera are for.


Besides the auto-flash mode, you can select fill flash, flash off, self-timer, and nighttime-view with or without flash.
Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON until the desired indicator appears on the LCD PANEL.
c3015.gif Fill flash and flash off modes remain selected after you take the picture. To cancel the selection, press the mode-selection button or close and reopen the lens cover/flash to return to the auto-flash mode.
Fill flash
c3014.gif When bright light indoors or outdoors comes from behind the subject (backlighting), dark shadows (especially on faces) may occur. Use fill flash to lighten these shadows.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the FILL-FLASH INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Partially depress the SHUTTER BUTTON. When the FLASH/CAMERA-READY LAMP turns off and the fill-flash indicator on the LCD panel stops blinking, fully depress the shutter button to take the picture.
Flash off
c3013.gif When you do not want to use the flash, especially indoors where flash is prohibited, such as in theaters and museums, or when you want to take twilight scenes or distant subjects that are beyond the flash range, or capture the ambiance of existing light, use the flash-off feature. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed in these situations will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the FLASH-OFF INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press the SHUTTER BUTTON to take the picture.
Self-timer with auto flash
c3016.gif Use this feature to include yourself in pictures.
  1. Use the TRIPOD SOCKET to attach the camera to a tripod or place it on another firm support.
  2. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  3. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the SELF-TIMER INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  4. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  5. Press the SHUTTER BUTTON. The SELF-TIMER LAMP will glow and then blink during the last three seconds of countdown.
    • To cancel the self-timer selection before the shutter releases, close the flash.
    • The self-timer automatically turns off after the shutter releases.
Night-view with flash
c3012.gif In this mode, the camera balances the flash and existing light exposure so you can take beautiful pictures of people at sunset or at night. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed at night will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the NIGHTTIME-VIEW INDICATOR with flash appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your picture in the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press and hold the SHUTTER BUTTON for 12 seconds without lifting your finger. Note: If you remove your finger from the shutter button before 12 seconds, the shutter will time out immediately.
  5. After 12 seconds, release the shutter button to take the picture.
Night-view without flas
c3011.gif In this mode, you can capture the natural existing light of city-night scenes or fireworks at night. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed at night will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the NIGHTTIME-VIEW INDICATOR without flash appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your picture in the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press and hold the SHUTTER BUTTON for 12 seconds without lifting your finger. Note: If you remove your finger from the shutter button before 12 seconds, the shutter will time out immediately.
  5. After 12 seconds, release the shutter button to take the picture.

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When i press the button to take picture the flash blinks several before taking picture


That is most likely a red-eye-removal feature. You can probably cycle thru different flash-modes. If your camera has a flash button (with a little lightning on) try pressing it to see the modes in the display. It could also be in the menu, depending on the brand and model name...

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What buttons change time display


How do I set the clock?
A5
There are several methods to set the clock, depending on the model.

Method 1
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons until the time display flashes
SEARCH left to adjust the hours; right to adjust the minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 2
Same as Method 1, except press DISP to store the time
Method 3
Press ADJ
SEARCH left or right to select clock and press ENT
SEARCH left or right to select the hour or minute
Turn rotary knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to set the correct time
Press enter to store the time
Press ADJ to return to the previous mode
Method 4
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons until the display flashes
Search left to adjust hours; right to adjust minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 5
While the display is showing the clock, press and hold the CLOCK knob until the minutes flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the minutes
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the hours will flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the hours
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the time will be stored
How do I set the clock?
A5
There are several methods to set the clock, depending on the model.

Method 1
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons until the time display flashes
SEARCH left to adjust the hours; right to adjust the minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 2
Same as Method 1, except press DISP to store the time
Method 3
Press ADJ
SEARCH left or right to select clock and press ENT
SEARCH left or right to select the hour or minute
Turn rotary knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to set the correct time
Press enter to store the time
Press ADJ to return to the previous mode
Method 4
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons until the display flashes
Search left to adjust hours; right to adjust minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 5
While the display is showing the clock, press and hold the CLOCK knob until the minutes flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the minutes
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the hours will flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the hours
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the time will be stored
How do I set the clock?
A5
There are several methods to set the clock, depending on the model.

Method 1
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons until the time display flashes
SEARCH left to adjust the hours; right to adjust the minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 2
Same as Method 1, except press DISP to store the time
Method 3
Press ADJ
SEARCH left or right to select clock and press ENT
SEARCH left or right to select the hour or minute
Turn rotary knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to set the correct time
Press enter to store the time
Press ADJ to return to the previous mode
Method 4
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons until the display flashes
Search left to adjust hours; right to adjust minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 5
While the display is showing the clock, press and hold the CLOCK knob until the minutes flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the minutes
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the hours will flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the hours
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the time will be stored
How do I set the clock?
A5
There are several methods to set the clock, depending on the model.

Method 1
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons until the time display flashes
SEARCH left to adjust the hours; right to adjust the minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 2
Same as Method 1, except press DISP to store the time
Method 3
Press ADJ
SEARCH left or right to select clock and press ENT
SEARCH left or right to select the hour or minute
Turn rotary knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to set the correct time
Press enter to store the time
Press ADJ to return to the previous mode
Method 4
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons until the display flashes
Search left to adjust hours; right to adjust minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 5
While the display is showing the clock, press and hold the CLOCK knob until the minutes flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the minutes
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the hours will flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the hours
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the time will be stored
How do I set the clock?
A5
There are several methods to set the clock, depending on the model.

Method 1
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and DISPLAY buttons until the time display flashes
SEARCH left to adjust the hours; right to adjust the minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 2
Same as Method 1, except press DISP to store the time
Method 3
Press ADJ
SEARCH left or right to select clock and press ENT
SEARCH left or right to select the hour or minute
Turn rotary knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to set the correct time
Press enter to store the time
Press ADJ to return to the previous mode
Method 4
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons to display the clock
Press and hold the BAND and FUNCTION buttons until the display flashes
Search left to adjust hours; right to adjust minutes
Press BAND button to store the time
Method 5
While the display is showing the clock, press and hold the CLOCK knob until the minutes flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the minutes
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the hours will flash
Press the CLOCK knob to adjust the hours
When the CLOCK knob is released for 5 seconds, the time will be stored
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Shutter sticks


Does the light flash for 10 seconds, with a series of beeps getting faster before the picture is taken so you miss the shot, or are you saying the shutter stays open for several seconds giving you a whiteout picture?

If the former, then the self-timer is on. Press the button on the back of the camera to the right of the displays just under the AV button. The display icon will change from :-
Hand sweeping round clock = self timer mode
Simple square = single shot mode
Stacked squares = multi shot (keep finger pressed to keep shooting)

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The flash on my camera is not working!!!!


If the camera was dropped, then it's really causing those kinds of issues like flash will not work properly.

You could still try these steps below:

First, do the POWER RESET:
- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
- Reload batteries
- Turn on camera

Second, do the MASTER RESET
- Be in AUTO mode
- Press on MENU button
- Press on the right button until you see SETUP 2
- Scroll down until you see RESET
- Press the right button to pick up on YES or NO
- Press on OK/MENU button for changes to be saved
- Turn off camera for a few seconds so that settings will be refreshed

Turn it on and take a picture.
When you want to have just the AUTO FLASH.

- Rotate the mode dial to PROGRAM
- Press the LEFT/FLASH button until you've seen the
LIGHTNING icon with the Letter A on the leftmost part of the screen
- Try to take a picture by pressing and holding the shutter button
halfway first for 3-5 seconds and then press it all the way down
Hope this one helps.

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The Flash on my camera won't work


When taking pictures, you must really be allowing time for the camera's flash to be charged
before you could take another picture so that camera will have enough time to rest and it
could function normally.
But if the camera was dropped, then it's really causing those kinds of issues like flash will not work properly.

You could still try these steps below:

First, do the POWER RESET:
- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
- Reload batteries
- Turn on camera

Second, do the MASTER RESET
- Be in AUTO mode
- Press on MENU button
- Press on the right button until you see SETUP 2
- Scroll down until you see RESET
- Press the right button to pick up on YES or NO
- Press on OK/MENU button for changes to be saved
- Turn off camera for a few seconds so that settings will be refreshed

Turn it on and take a picture.
When you want to have just the AUTO FLASH.

- Rotate the mode dial to PROGRAM
- Press the LEFT/FLASH button until you've seen the
LIGHTNING icon with the Letter A on the leftmost part of the screen
- Try to take a picture by pressing and holding the shutter button
halfway first for 3-5 seconds and then press it all the way down

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Using flash freezes up camera


When taking pictures, you must really be allowing time for the camera's flash to be charged
before you could take another picture so that camera will have enough time to rest and it
could function normally.
But if the camera was dropped, then it's really causing those kinds of issues like flash will not work properly.

You could still try these steps below:

First, do the POWER RESET:
- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
- Reload batteries
- Turn on camera

Second, do the MASTER RESET
- Be in AUTO mode
- Press on MENU button
- Press on the right button until you see SETUP 2
- Scroll down until you see RESET
- Press the right button to pick up on YES or NO
- Press on OK/MENU button for changes to be saved
- Turn off camera for a few seconds so that settings will be refreshed

Turn it on and take a picture.
When you want to have just the AUTO FLASH.

- Rotate the mode dial to PROGRAM
- Press the LEFT/FLASH button until you've seen the
LIGHTNING icon with the Letter A on the leftmost part of the screen
- Try to take a picture by pressing and holding the shutter button
halfway first for 3-5 seconds and then press it all the way down

If it still does not work, you need to contact the Manufacturer.

Dec 12, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

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Epson Stylus Ink Jet Printer


1. Turn printer off
2. Press the left 2 buttons down and continue holding them down while turning the power button on. (all 3 are now pressed down)
3. In 3 or 4 seconds, the paper feed (jam) LED light begins to flash. (middle button)
4. Within 3 seconds as the paper feed button LED still flashes, release all 3 buttons together and immediately press down the ink cleaning button (left) and continue to hold down for about 10 - 20 seconds. As soon as the cleaning docking button LED flash, release it. That's it! You are now reset and ready to go.
NOTE: This is a strict timimg procedure and must be done fairly precisely in order for it to work. It may require several attempts for it to work for you. But...it does work! Happy printing!

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