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Flash won't work and flash setting cannot be changed from menu

My digital camera flash doesn't work. Trying to reset it and it gives an error message 'Flash setting will not be changed'. How can I deal with this? Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC 200.

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This is eather caused by a bad flash circuit or a bad mainboad. Repair cost around 65.00 to 75.00 to repair.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90. When I try to change the flash settings, a notification pops up on the screen saying, "Flash settings cannot be changed." I tried setting it in each mode (including Auto)...


Go to Menu/ Home and initialize camera to reset it for factory default settings to fix flash light settings bug.
If problem still not solved, let me know do you see any error code flashing in top right corner of lcd?

Aug 24, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90 Digital Camera

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I am a proud owner of DSC W110 Sony Camera. It has stopped to flash! From the menu I observed Flash is "Off". Attempt to change it to "On" is without success! Also I have a fault "E:91.01" always flashing....


The E:91:01 error code indicates an issue with the malfunction when flash is being charged. It may be required to change or check the flash unit with the Sony Authorized service technicians. Try the following troubleshooting steps and check if the issue can be resolved:

Power resetting:
Remove the batteries from the Camera.
Press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds.
Then, reinsert the batteries after 1 minute.

Factory resetting:(This can be performed only if the Menu is accessible)
To reset the Camera, select the INITIALIZE Option from the SET UP1 Menu of the Camera to OK.
Home-->Settings-->Main Settings 1-->Initialize-->OK

If the issue is not resolved after trying the above troubleshooting steps, service may be required.

Aug 06, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110 Digital Camera

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Flashing E 91:01


Hi,


Follow the procedures given below to have a perfect fix for your problem.
  • Press Menu button.

  • Toggle across from REC Mode to setup

  • Toggle down thrice from camera to setup 1

  • Toggle across into sub menu

  • Toggle down from four times to Initialize

  • Toggle across again to the sub-menu

  • Toggle up from cancel to OK

  • Press center button to accept the OK choice

  • Screen changes and so press okay again

  • It should restart the camera

  • Opening on the 'Clock Set' screen

Toggle down to cancel and use the camera and make sure that you have the camera to flash, if it works try again in the Auto function. If it is still not working dont worry follow the steps again two or three more times, As this is related to a software error message and not a hardware malfunction. If it is working then don't forget to set your Clock.

Thank you !!

Jun 27, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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E:91:01 in DSC-W80


I can't recall all the Sony error codes off the top of my head, but I believe E:91 is that your flash is not working.

Can you take pictures at all or do you get just the error code? If you can take a picture with the flash off then your flash needs to be replaced.

If you can't use the camera you need to first press the reset button, then reset all camera settings to default.

1-3. PROCESS AFTER FIXING FLASH ERROR
When "FLASH error" (Self-diagnosis Code E : 91 : 01) occurs, to prevent any abnormal situation caused by high voltage, setting of the flash is changed automatically to disabling charge and flash setting. After fixing, this setting needs to be deactivated. Flash error code can be initialized by the operations on the HOME screen.

Method for Initializing the Flash Error Code
Initialize
Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images stored in the internal memory are retained.
1 Select [Initialize] with v/V/b/B, then press z. The message "Initialize all settings" appears. 2 Select [OK] with v, then press z. The settings are reset to the default setting.

To cancel the resetting
Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.
· Make sure that the power is not disconnected during resetting.

Hope this helps.

Thomas D.
Owner, Darntoothysam com
Affordable Digital Camera Repair

Sep 07, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Olympus 1030 sw -Flash doesn´t work anymore


Have you tried to reset the camera to the factory defaults? To do this: have the camera in shooting mode - go to Menu - left arrow to reset - press ok - Highlight Yes and press ok. This will reset the camera to factory settings. See if flash works now.

Feb 11, 2009 | Olympus Mju 725 SW Digital Camera

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E91:01 Constant flash sign on Cybershot DSC-W80


Press Menu button
togle across from REC Mode to setup
togle down thrice from camera to setup 1
togle across into sub menu
togle down from four times to Initialize
togle across again to the sub-menu
togle up from cancel to OK
press center button to accept the OK choice
Screen changes and so press okay again
It should restart the camera
Opening on the 'Clock Set' screen
togle down to cancel and use the camera and make sure that you have the camera to flash, if it works try again in the Auto function.
If it is still not working do not worry follow the steps again two or three more times, As this is generally a software error message and not a hardware malfunction.
If it is working then don't forget to set your Clock.

Oct 29, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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After reseting the dsc w50, becouse of e .91.01., flash is not working


hi worked for me , remove battery take apart, discarge the capistor i think 320 volt DO NOT SHORT THE CAP !!!when dead voltage on cap ,turn on reset all camera and try good luck

Aug 31, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Error E91:01 on DSC H7


If the camera works in all other respects, then that has something to do with the flash setting or some other setting in the menus. But this sounds like something with the flash directly.

Here is a link which may be able to help on the DSC H7: http://www.aakatz.com/whitepaper/whitepaper/appendix2.htm

Try also to reset all the menu setting back to what it was for the factory. Most digital cameras have a setting for that, and usually is something like "RESET ALL" or something close to that.

If nothing works, then the camera needs repair. This is an error to do with the flash only, it appears. So some of the internal parts could be weak, thus causing the error.



Jul 27, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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DSCH9


Guys - I just recevied a new H9 today. Was using it and decided to turn the flash off. Later on I wanted to turn it back on and I got the famous "flash settings cannot be changed" error message. I found the problem. I had turned on the "continuous shooting" option as I wanted to see how fast it would take photos continuously. When that option is on, you cannot use the flash so therefore you cannot change the flash settings. I put the camera back in "single-shot" mode and now the flash works fine. I hope this fixes your issue.

Thanks, Ken

Nov 23, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Digital Camera

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