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Cybershot DSC W50 Flash Doesn't Work

I tried the reinitialize tip however  the arro and E:91:01 is flashing and the flash does not go off when snapping a photo.
Please help as my daughter is frantic to fix this. She is 13 and paid for the camera out of babysitting money.

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  • funkaylaydee Dec 23, 2008

    yea i have an olympus stylus sw 720 with the problem that the flash won't go off even when i set it to have flash on regardless of available light.. :(



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Have you tried resetting the camera? i had this same problem and i just went to menu>setup>setup1>initalize>OK

and it went away completely.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

  • ashlie raquel
    ashlie raquel Oct 20, 2007

    or did you already try that :S sorry.



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