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Flash not working

I have my t10 camera for several years. Couple of week ago i was taking pic of my baby and I realize the flash (bright light) doesn't come on when I press the button for the pic to be taken. On the screen it say the flash is ready but nothing happens. What could cause this to happen?

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  • Fluffa Feb 25, 2009

    Thank you, will replace battery and see.

  • Fluffa Feb 26, 2009

    Thanks that would be great. I'll let you know. Should get a new battery this weekend.

  • Fluffa Jun 19, 2009

    Hey Rob sorry it took so long to respond about replacement of my battery. I did replace the battery with a new one and still the flash does not work. What else should i do?

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Hi there and welcome to FixYa.

Bad batteries can cause that. The flash module needs alot of power to charge. Your camera will still work, but without enough power to charge the flash module, it may take along time. Again.
Try fresh batteries.


Rob

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    Rob Feb 26, 2009

    Hi Fluffa,



    How did the battery change go? Let me know in a comment. I will stay with you until you get your camera up and working again if you want.



    Rob

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