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Everything else functions proberly with the exeption of the flash

3 year old got a old of camera and took some most excellent shots.
Not sure if she dropped it, however the flash stopped working. Any clue?

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Rotate the mode dial on top to AUTO and take a picture indoors. Did the flash work? If not, next check the tightness of all screws around the perimeter of the camera (these are sometimes used as a safety feature to turn off flash if the camera is opened). If a screw is loose, tighten it. If a screw is missing, you'll need to find a replacement. Usually only one or two screws are used as the safety switch. Try swapping out one of the other screws as a replacement. Finally, if no screws are missing, and the camera does not flash in AUTO indoors, then unfortunately the flash mechanism has failed. This is difficult to replace, and is only recommended to be repaired by a Canon service center.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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    CameraR Dec 30, 2008

    One final comment, you DID try checking to see if the flash was turned on didn't you? Press that "lightning bolt" button on the back of your camera to get the icon showing the lightning bolt, and NOT the one with a lightning bolt with a slash through it.

  • kergineto Sep 03, 2010

    Hi, I have the same problem, and I saw now that a screw is lost, just above the camera, next to the lens. The flash icon blink when I press the shutter, but the camera does not take the picture. When I turn the flash off the camera works fine. When the flash blinks the camera can't focus.

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