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I am in need of a replacement flash bulb for my Canon S3 SI camera. Does Canon or anyone else sell them? I am also looking for a replacement flash for my Canon Powershot S3-IS. It stopped working and I can't find anything about replacements anywhere. I do not want to buy a new camera. Please help!

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You can buy in Ebay a broken camera, and get the parts you are lokking for, or send them to a professional camera repair center so they are fixed properly.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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