Flash doesn't go off. I know it is already set to automatic, meaning the flash goes off when needed (or did until today). Bought new rechargeable batteries, recharged them all night, put them in the camera and it shows the batteries are good, so it isn't a battery problem. It takes photographs as usual, but no flash. Tried manual setting, still no flash. Tried shooting in the dark, no flash. Any suggestions? thanks in advance.
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If you don't know how, in the manual are several pictures that show how you can open the flash, by just taking it between thumb and finger and lifting it.
You can select different shooting modes, by pressing the little knob on the back with the camera logo. But when you are in auto mode, the camera will decide when the flash goes on. When you are in other modes, you can put the flash into different modes. Like automatic flash, automatic flash with red eye reduction, off, fill flash or slow sync.
This is all explained in the manual, that is still online. (Nikon has manuals of all the cameras it ever sold, online)
In the English manual, (Nikon USA) it is on page 29.
The Nikon Coolpix is a compact digital camera that is well-suited for amateur to semi-professional photographers. Occasionally, some issues with the built-in flash can occur. If the hardware is damaged, the camera must be taken in for repairs. More often, problems occur because of obstructions or issues with the camera's settings and are easily repairable. Follow the troubleshooting guide to fix the built-in flash.
Instructions: 1.Ensure the Nikon Coolpix digital camera battery is fully charged. 2.Wait several seconds before pressing the shutter-release button if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is flashing red. Press the "Flash Mode" button once or twice to change the flash settings from "Off" to "On" or "Auto" if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is off. 3.Ensure there are no obstructions, like your finger or the camera strap, that are preventing the flash from firing if an error message appears on the display screen and the flash is not firing when the flash mode is set to automatic. 4.Press the flash back into the camera after every photo to ensure the flash always fires in "Auto" mode instead of just in low illumination settings. Press the flash back into the camera to turn off the flash in "Manual" mode; otherwise the flash will continually fire. 5.Change the auto focus setting from "Infinity" to "Auto," "Macro Closeup" or "Self-Timer" by pressing the "Focus Mode" button once, twice or three times to automatically turn the flash back on. 6.Use only Nikon external flash accessories to avoid damage to the built-in flash and camera circuits.
How long did you have this camera already? The HID (high - intensity discharge) bulb might have been busted already and needs replacement. It shouldn't cost that much so have he flash bulb replaced from your local camera shop. =)
Hi, I know some of the common things for the digital camera. I want you to try these.
-------->If the built-in flash does not function, then the camera may be set to
Auto and will only flash when taking pictures in poorly illuminated
environments. -------->Set the camera to the Forced flash setting so it will
flash regardless of the surrounding brightness.
IMPORTANT: If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash
is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera
setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will
still not work in the following circumstances:
* When shooting MPEG movies
* When set to the Twilight mode
* If an external flash is connected
The information above should resolve your issue. However, if the issue
still persists, you can try resetting the camera to factory
Some cameras have a RESET button built into them or a menu option to
reset the camera to the default settings. Refer to the instruction
manual supplied with your camera for specific information regarding the
availability of a RESET button or menu option to reset the default
settings. Otherwise, continue with the manual reset procedure below.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Ensure the camera is not connected to an AC power adapter.
3. Remove the battery from the camera for 15 seconds.
4. Reinsert the battery.
5. Turn on the camera.
If all the above fails you, then i doubt that Impact damage would have caused the flash not to work. But i know you are not going to like this solution. No other way , you have to contact Nikon service centre for repair.
i hope this helps to fix your problem. Thanx for using fixya. Cheers.
From the menu of the camera, you need to change and select the settings for the pictures. Some cameras have this option where it will take one or more picture automatically. Also check that the self timer is off.
This has happened to mine a couple of times. I cannot select flash, and the blur indicator is on most of the time.
Solution is to go into 'menu', select 'SET UP' then 'reset all'. My flash selection then works again.
Since one doesn't tend to set much up with a basic camera like this, resetting shouldn't cause any issues.
Hope this helps