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Flash I have my flash setting on (where the lighning bolt is displayed) and my flash still wont go off. Does my bulb need to be replaced or am i missing another setting?

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Re: flash

It isd possible the tube or capacitor have blown Check out the Sony tech support team. Depending on the age of the camera there may be some support they can give. But it is not a repair option out side of this. .

Posted on Jun 25, 2007

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Camera works great but flash wont work on any setting???

Maybe the bulb needs replacing? Try Googling or take it into a camera shop and ask if the bulbs can easily be replaced.

Sep 22, 2013 | Nikon COOLPIX L4 Digital Camera

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What's your problem?flash is not working

There is a button on the side, that turns the thing on and off.
The display would have a circle with a lightning bolt through it, its red,
indicating that it is SET to not flash. This is pretty much the only setting, except for when there is plenty of light when in auto mode, that it won't flash. I keep my flash off most of the time.

Check your manual for operating instructions.

The only other problems would be a burned out bulb, or a bad solder connection.
You could have somebody service it, because taking this thing apart is tricky and a delicate procedure. I have done it. The bulb might be discolored, indicating its burned out. You could tell this without dissassembly first.

Other things to look for when open are bad solder joints on a capacitor, or the bulb. Is there a ready light for the flash?
You could get lucky and find the problem is a bad solder connection, and no bad parts. Get someone with adequate experience to do the soldering if you can't.
I looks easy, but this is a place where experience is very necessary.
A quick and accurate touch is essential here.

If you're bold enough, or you have experience, and a soldering iron, give it a try,
but be ready to accept it as dead, cause you could screw it up worse yourself.
you will need a special screwdriver for a couple of the screws too. you could try to find something that will do the job, but be careful you don't make it impossible to turn with the wrong tool.

Make sure the thing is ok by resetting it to rule out the drastic measures, first.

Oct 21, 2011 | Olympus Digital Cameras

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My flash bulb doesn't work, picture are dark

Do you have it turned off? Is there a picture of a lightning bolt with a line through it? If so, press the button with the lightning bolt until the screen shows a lightning bolt and an "a". Also, do you have the camera set on a scene mode such as night? The flash won't go off in some scene modes.

Jan 28, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 Digital Camera

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How do i set the flash on my vivitar cam. model 8025

Touch the lightning bolt icon in the function area until the flash icon and the letter A appears on the left side of the display. This activates the automatic flash.

Touch the lightning bolt icon again until the letter A disappears. This forces the manual flash mode.

Touch the lightning bolt icon again until the eyeball appears on the left side of the display. This activates the red-eye reduction feature.

To turn off the flash function touch the lightning bolt icon repeatedly until the no-flash symbol (lighting bolt in a circle with a line through it) appears on the left.

This is all described in the manual.

Jan 23, 2010 | Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera

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The flash will not work. I think something needs to be reset but not sure how to do that.

On the Navigaton direction button on the back of the camera the "Right direction" button has a little lightning bolt sign.

Repeatedly press this button while the camera is in picture taking mode to go through the flash settings sequence. (Watch the display while pressing this button)
1 No Flash, Lightning bolt circled with slash across it.
2 Auto Flash, Lightning bolt with an "A" beside it.
3 Auto RedEye remover, includes an "eye" symbol.
4 Flash Always On, Lightning bolt alone.
5 Unknown, I don't know what the S mode is, I haven't used that one before (something to do with ISO virtual film speed setting).

Have fun.
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Jan 18, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera

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Each make/model may be a little different but if your model has a button to raise the flash, you need to open/raise the flash. If your camera's flah is already visable, make sure the setting for flash (symbol of lightning bolt) is set on Auto

Jun 23, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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My flash quit working

You are correct in saying that the bulb needs to be replaced. Take the camera to any camera shop and they will replace it for you.

Apr 20, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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Replace flash

Usualy the flash is soldered into the unit. Are you sure its on? some pop up and some have to beflipped up automaticly. Does your display show a lighting bolt? the normal icon for flash being on is a lightning bolt. If it has a line threw it it is disabled in the settings somewhere. Ive never seen one that has failed so it makes me think there is a wrong setting somewhere. Try and hold it up maybe there is dust or dirt o the switch keeping it from detecting it is up and ready for use?

Mar 24, 2006 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F505V Digital Camera

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Flash pops up but does not flash

Turning the Flash Off and On: 1. With the camera in any user set, repeatedly press the Flash/ISO button on the lens barrel until the flash cancel icon (a lightning bolt in a circle with a slash through it) is displayed on the control panel and screen. 2. When finished, to return to the default setting, press the Flash/ISO button until AUTO and the lightning bolt icon are displayed on the control panel and no flash icon is displayed on the screen. If it still doesnt help: 1. Check that batteries are fresh. 2. Check that camera hasn't been set for no-flash mode. 3. Give the flash time to charge before pressing shutter.

Sep 07, 2005 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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