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Flash not working

Further to earlier posts on the same problem, my built-in flash no longer works. The indicator light blinks after taking a picture, indicating that the camera 'thinks' the flash was used successfully. Once or twice the camera has actually switched itself off after one of these unsuccessful attempts. Replacing batteries does not work. Do the bulbs burn out or expire and can they be replaced? Thanks.

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It is either the small flash tube or trigger coil that need replacing . If you decide to do the job yourself, make sure you discharge the main capacitor before you start working on the camera ( when charged holds +- 300 v)

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