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Cant get flash to work

The no flash setting is stuck and I can't get the flash to work on this camera

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Re: cant get flash to work

Is the flash it self actually charging up - if you put cameras to you ear when first switch on listen for a high pitched whine of the capacitor charging - come back with that information.

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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