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Nikon coolpix 4800 - built-in flash may need to be replaced

Lately when I do close-ups and use the flash - a dark area in the lower right hand corner shows up in the photo - I'm making sure my fingers are not in the way - when I don't use the flash I don't have this dark area show in the photo - I've had the camera for about 3 years and bought it new - any help would be much appreciated - thanks

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I have the same camera and have had the lens cover get stuck and it will leave the dark shadow in the pictures like you describe. It doesn't always happen, but when it does I just gently push the lens cover all the way open with my finger.

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