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Flash Problem i have an A630 which i assume is quite similar. a couple of weeks ago the flash stopped working, i thought it might've been the batteries but i have since changed the batteries with no improvement. wat happens is when i go to take a photo with the flash on or auto the lightning bolt symbol on the screen just flashes and wont take a photo until i turn the flash off. i took it back to where i got it from but they were no help

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Hello!
The flash circuit is failing.
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