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Auto flash not working right

When i attempt to take a photo it will not work unless the auto flash is turned off. The lighting bolt is flashing in the corner and not going away. It acts like its not charged or something. at first i could get it to take one picture after i fully charged the battery but it won't do that anymore.
there is no battery symbol in the view screen, indicating a low battery and all other functions are normal it seems. Can i change out a flash or do i need a new camera?

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This is actually a repair issue with the flash charging indicator switch. It needs to be replaced as it has failed. You can call Olympus Customer Service to discuss their repair policy and preocedures. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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Set ISO Setting to FIXED RANGE and set the range to 80-400. The camera produces noise at HIGH ISO setting.
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When taking pics my camera pic are a white blur how do i fix it?


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This will describe how, if you have been using a speedlite alot, than the little tab under the shutter release side of the hot shoe can get bent down thus constantly pressing down (toward the bottom of the camera) the small button which deactivates the pop-up1.gif flash even when the speedlite is not attached. Just bend the tab up a little with a jewler's screwdriver, turn the camera off and on and voila!! Fixed!!! Dan describes pushing the tab down, but on the xti, the tab needs to be bent up to release the flash deactivation switch and fix the problem. Thanks to Dan D on photonet for saving me a service call.

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your flash is acting to 'fill' for you. fill lighting can be a benefit. if you don't want it, see settings menu to turn off flash until you need it. not difficult and worth knowing how to make simple routine setting adjustments.
good luck
mark

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