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Flash not working

All Of a sudden my camera stopped having the flash. did it burn out? the batteries are new and I have never had a problem with my settings. it is on flash. when it went out I was taking a picture and it made a weird sound. and then I took another picture and there was no flash.

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If the settings was correct, force flash or autoflash, and while pressing shutter button halfway the flash indicator lit, and firing the shutter no flash(not firing). then flash assy is defective, and needs replacement. thanks

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