What's your problem?flash is not working
There is a button on the side, that turns the thing on and off.
The display would have a circle with a lightning bolt through it, its red,
indicating that it is SET to not flash. This is pretty much the only setting, except for when there is plenty of light when in auto mode, that it won't flash. I keep my flash off most of the time.
Check your manual for operating instructions.
The only other problems would be a burned out bulb, or a bad solder connection.
You could have somebody service it, because taking this thing apart is tricky and a delicate procedure. I have done it. The bulb might be discolored, indicating its burned out. You could tell this without dissassembly first.
Other things to look for when open are bad solder joints on a capacitor, or the bulb. Is there a ready light for the flash?
You could get lucky and find the problem is a bad solder connection, and no bad parts. Get someone with adequate experience to do the soldering if you can't.
I looks easy, but this is a place where experience is very necessary.
A quick and accurate touch is essential here.
If you're bold enough, or you have experience, and a soldering iron, give it a try,
but be ready to accept it as dead, cause you could screw it up worse yourself.
you will need a special screwdriver for a couple of the screws too. you could try to find something that will do the job, but be careful you don't make it impossible to turn with the wrong tool.
Make sure the thing is ok by resetting it to rule out the drastic measures, first.
Oct 21, 2011 |
Olympus Digital Cameras