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Flash setting doesn't work

My pictures come out blurry if there isn't enough light. My flash will not work. The flash button does not work. There is a hand up on my screen when there isn't enough light without the flash. The flower button works fine. All my buttons work fine-except the flash button.

I am torn whether I like this camera or not. It does have a lot of problems with the batteries getting used up so quickly, having to set the date and time every time I put new batteries in it, and now the flash isn't working and I can't rely on my camera to take clear pictures. But, when the flash was working, it did take such nice pictures-great colors.

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  • mdelre_abs Jun 20, 2009

    Do you have any solutions to get my flash button to work? The camera is not reliable without the flash. The pictures usually come out blurry if I am not outside on a sunny day.

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Does your camera gave a small battery in place somewhere that is used to maintain the date and time settings? (it is generally a watch battery type small flat silver disk.) You should not have to reset time and date after each battery change.

Many digital cameras eat up batteries quickly, especially when using the flash alot., that is why it is important to use good quality rechargeables whenever possible.

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sigswr50 and xenolette
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