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Stylus 500 flash

The flash indicator keeps blinking and does not let me take a pic. with the auto mode. But if i change the mode to no flash, it takes a picture. What can i do to sort this out
thank you for any help.
 

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  • Jonsa Nov 04, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem with my Olympus 500. I can only take pictures if set for no flash.

    Any help appreciated.

    Jonathan.

  • swb22 Jun 09, 2008

    Have the same problem. Camera was working fine, then suddenly flash won't work, flash indicator keeps blinking and can only use camera with flash off. Battery fully charged but made no difference.

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LIkely the flash module need to be replaced. A few eBay vendors carry them. These hve been removed from working cameras and can be a cheap fix. Instakllation isn't extremly hard - but can be difficult if you don't have the small tools required. Best seek the advice of a techie friend.

early1234: use different batteries???? Geez....

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I have the same problem. I think the flash bulb needs replacing. . . that is my only thought

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have you guys tried using other battery types like lithium and alkaline? if its not with the batteries, have it checked out in a service center because there might be a an issue with the charging for the flash.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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i have the same problem. i dont think the flash is working.. i think the bulb needs replacing. i wish i knew a place to get it fixed or a place to buy a bulb...

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