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DMC-FX01 Flash Does Not Work

Hi, Everytime I try to take a photo using the flash the icon for this will flash red and wont take a picture, if I turn the flash off it will then take the picture. Is there a way to reset the camera or a firmware update as I believe this could be a software problem. Also if I goto the menu after about 5 secs it asks me to turn the camera on and off again. Any help in fixing this will be greatly appriciated

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Re: DMC-FX01 Flash Does Not Work

In what mode are you trying to take photos? The flash will not work in certain modes (see the manual), for example the night mode. Or you accidentialy turned on sequential/burst mode (this is mode where camera takes more pictures on one shutter button press). Flash cannot be used in this mode also. I don't have FX01, but on FZ8 the camera will show flash icon in red, but will take the picture anyway without flash being triggered. The second problems seems like enabled power-saving mode, but those 5 seconds are too short for this. But anyway you can check in SETUP menu the settings for power-save. Also maybe the flash is broken and camera noticed it... I don't think this could be a software problem. Either problem with the flash, but more probably just setting of wrong mode.

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