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Flash won't power up

Flash ready light taking unusually long time to go steady, sometimes will not stop flashing at all; even when the ready light ceases to flash, will not actually take picture in flash mode - seems to work ok with flash turned off. Also, have had long term problem in getting the camera to power up in the first place, repeated removal and replacement of the battery solves this, but it is somewhat irritating.

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Try it with a NEW fully charged battery

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