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Flash stopped working but camera is fine.

The camera is in fine working order, just the flash has stopped working. Where can I buy just the bulb? I suspect that this is the problem. When I go to the Sony parts site you need to be an authorised dealer to purchase parts. If I send off the camera to Sony then it cost £114 or more. Should I just try to do it myself?

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I find on at NextTronics NextTronics 1001 S. Capitol of Texas Highway Building L. Austin, TX 78746 USA Telephone: +1 512-328-9898 +1-512-306-9599 Fax: +1 512-692-6122 E-mail: [customerservice@nexttronics.com] Item - ( FLASH UNIT ), 147897212 : $35.98 + $16.95 shipping to France What they call Flash unit is only the bulb !

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The camera uses a xenon flash tube. it operates off what is called a capacitive discharge circuit. a low dc voltage is stepped up to over 7 thousand volts to flashover inside the tube. try doing a search for replacement xenon flash tubes.

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