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Olympus evolt 500 - Flash won't pop up

My camera was working just fine and now my flash won't pop up. I have tried it in all of the shooting modes to see if I could get it to pop up automatically and none work. I also tried it in manual mode and tried to push the button on the back of the camera and it still won't pop up.

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Did you have the auto pop up in the menu on?

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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