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Flash not working

The camera works fine witht he flash off but will not work at all with the flash on or in automatic. It also comes up change the batteries after a few minutes.

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Re: Flash not working

You need to power it with rechargable batteries. with the MAH being no less than 2000. I bought a charger which came with 2batteries for less than a tenner

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