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Canon SD 550 does not work when flash setting is ON

I cannot take any pictures when the flash setting is 'ON'. This problem occurs when the camera is either in Manual or Auto mode. All settings with the flash On like red eye reduction, auto flash or slow sync dont work. The shutter release button seems to not go further than half press. The picture does not get taken. The camera works normally when I turn off the flash. I tried the last resort by reseting my camera to factory settings. Does anyone have an idea why this might be happening? Any solutions out there? Thanks

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Re: Canon SD 550 does not work when flash setting is ON

I have the same problem. Cannon customer support says it will fix this for $119 + 8 for shipping... or you can get a refurbished SD 800is for $140+10 for shipping with w/ a 6 month warranty... what a deal ;~)

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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I replaced the flash circuitry and it still doesn't work. Does your camera make a sound like there's something loose in it? Mainly the flash circuitry part. I bought a new one and that one also makes the strange sound. I'm not sure if I should ask for a refund.

One thing I noticed while doing the replacement is that the camera behaves as if it doesn't detect the flash circuitry. what I mean is, when I took the flash circuitry out and powered it up, it behaves like it does with that part in it. So it seems like there's a connection problem where it doesn't not detect that the flash is there.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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Have the same problem. Any solution?

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Re: Canon SD 550 does not work when flash setting is ON

I bought a new camera, an olympus. It was cheaper than getting the canon fixed, or should I say, just sending it back to canon to start. With obsolecence, I intend to buy the cheapest electronics since they only last about 2 years regardless of price. It's too bad, I liked the canon a lot. Corporate America rules! Julie Z

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

Re: Canon SD 550 does not work when flash setting is ON

Flash charging circuitery is not working .Better to take it to your nearest service expert.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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