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Nikon D50 flash not synchronizing

Built-in flash fires but photos requiring flash are all underexposed. Battery is fully charged and camera appears to function perfectly otherwise. All reset procedures specified in the manual have been carried out. When I use aperture control or shutterspeed control modes with slow flash synch, the pictures are correctly exposed. In auto mode when I increase ISO to 800, indoor flash pictures are underexposed, while those taken with flash turned off are okay. Thanks for any insights you might contribute

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. And it surfaced about 3 weeks ago. Have you found any help?

  • frank Nov 24, 2007

    I have the same flash problem with my D50 tried full reset which should work flash fires ok, but no results going to email nikon let you know how I got on

  • D50ouch Nov 28, 2007

    I have the same problem.  Flash appears to sychronize OK, but pictures look awful.  It's as if photos are reverse-compensated.   Works fine with the flash turned off. 

  • Pittkicker Dec 27, 2007

    Same Problem.. Internal Flash seems to be out of sync with shutter in Auto Mode. Any resolution offered from Nikon?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Sent questions and sample pictures to Nikon technical support. They suggested a reset. If that didn't work, they said I needed to send it into Nikon for 'evaluation'. It's there now with a B1 service issue (minor parts to be replaced). I'm lucky that the body is still under warranty. I'll post what the issue was once I get the camera back.

  • milling May 19, 2008

    It just started about a week ago. Suddenly, the flash is causing a reverse affect causing the pictures to be so dark you can't make them out or almost completely black out. Daytime pictures are fine. Attachable flash pictures are working. But the built in flash is ruining my pictures. It failed the week of my daughter's graduation and son's school play which is when I needed the built in flash and realized the camera was suddenly malfunctioning when in dark or poorly lit situations. Please help me know if there is something that can be done and what could have caused this. I don't know what to do.

  • phil mears Jul 15, 2008

    i have the same problem and was quoted £162.50 just to service the camera which i think is a rip off.

  • georgehav Feb 12, 2009

    I'm the original poster. I ended up going to a local camera shop. They did a quick eval for obvious problems then suggested I send the camera back to Nikon for repairs( out of warranty). They never said what they did but it's been working fine ever since.

  • nsfbr May 11, 2010

    Can you give an example of the settings you have used when this occurred?  Also, at what distance from the subject were you?



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Ok this is a crappy fix but it works for me.

If your flash isn't syncing correctly make sure your on auto flash. when your flash flips up and you get the beep push the piece that holds the flash just a little forward. and walla your flash syncs up.

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