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MY DIGITAL CAMERA KEEPS SAYING CHARGING FLASH EVEN WHEN BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGED AND PLACED IN THE CAMERA

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  • stephan886 Jan 04, 2009

    Have the same problem. No solutions on the HP site either. Upgraded today to the latest version firmware but still have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Exactly the same problem.

  • startop99 May 19, 2009

    I have the same problem. Tried the reset, replaced the battery, use the camera with out the SD card and the R707 would not charge the flash.
    Please help.....


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Remove the battery and push the reset switch for about 5 seconds. Reinsert the battery.

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The flashing red light indicates that the camera's flash is charging.
Your electronic flash does not work on the low voltage supplied by the camera's battery. Instead, the battery is used to charge a capacitor(s) that are connected in a manner that raises the voltage to a level that will fire the flash. If the batteries are not adequately charged or the capacitor(s) are leaking, which will occur as they age, enough voltage will not be stored to allow the flash to fire.
Make sure your batteries are fully charged. Remember, rechargeable batteries do go bad after time and must periodically be replaced.
If the battery is fully charged and the red light continues to flash, the camera will need to be sent in for repair (probably replacement of the capacitor(s)). Call the Nikon Service Center at 1-800-645-6687 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday, and they can arrange for you to have your camera evaluated and provide you with an estimate without cost. Your camera is rather old and it is possible that it might make more sense to replace it with a new model.

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If the flash is on AUTO it will only fire if it needs to, such as in dim lighting.

Try putting the flash to ON mode and see what it does.

More likely this is a power problem.
It needs fully charged batteries to fire off the flash very well. If it "won't even take photo's" as you said that usually means there is not enough battery power to charge up the flash, so the whole camera is stuck until it gets done charging the flash.

This issue could be from using Alkaline batteries, they are not very strong and can't keep up with the power needs of a camera.

So if you haven't yet -- try some fully charged NiMH rechargeable AA batteries and it will probably run fine.

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Digital cameras require lots of power. Bad electrical contacts can cause lots of problems so battery and camera contacts must be cleaned properly. Batteries may be fully charged, but will be viewed as low if contacts are not really good. The LCD screen is a low steady load, but when lens extension, optical zoom, focus, and flash charging are added in the capture mode; the load is very heavy. Bad contacts make cameras do strange things like making bad pictures or shutting off with the lens out.
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According to your description, I would like to assume that your camera takes 9 seconds to get the flash ready, not to focus. If it is the focus problem, you need to send the camera for realignment or to replace the lens.
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Try to disable the flash. Does it still take 9 seconds to take picture? If the answer is ‘no’, then try to use fully charged batteries or new batteries to reduce the flash charging time.
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try new Alkaline batteries or fully charged NiMH batteries, you may need to clean and adjust the springs in the battery compartment
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Not sure if you try fresh Alkaline battery. Try it if you havn't already. Fully charged batteries, how do you know it fully charged? The "charger said so"? Your batteries or charger might give you a fault peak reading. Try fresh battery or AC adepter and go from there.

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