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Flash inop I have a Nikon COOLPIX L4 and the flash quit working. I have replaced several sets of batteries and reset all the settings to factory default. Nothing I have done has resolved it. The manual is no help. HELP! Cricket

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It is either the capacitor, which stores the electric energy for the flash; or the flash bulb itself.
Be careful with diy. If the capacitor is ok, it will give you a nasty shock when you touch the contacts. It is very dangerous and could cause serious injury.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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