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My Flash stopped working, but I don't understand the manual instructions.

Can someone tell me in layman's terms how to get my flash to work? I have fresh batteries so I may have turned the flash off accidentially. How do I turn it back on?

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Re: My Flash stopped working, but I don't understand the...

To ensure the flash is functioning study the manual and check the LCD menu to such a feature as a flash on/off control.

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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.

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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,
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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.

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