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The flash on my E-410 is popping up but not flashing.

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  • whatnext145 Aug 01, 2009

    Thanks but this did not help. There are now the initials: NR next to the flash sign on the menu. Also when I use the pop-up viewfinder the flash is indeed flashing green to charge, but above the sign the numbers 8o appear. As in eight and small zero. Unfortunately I am in the Caribbean on a tiny island with no dealer or camera shop! Any more suggestions?

  • whatnext145 Aug 03, 2009

    Thanks for your last suggestions. I followed the bio instructions you posted and as far as the camera is concerned it doesn't have a problem! There was no fault code showing on page four.
    I have a number for Olympus which I will try and see if I can organise something via Fedex. We do actually have an office here on Nevis.
    I have to say that although matters like this are more difficult from here. You are right about being here. Most problems can be solved by looking at the sunset with a large glass of rum!


  • whatnext145 Aug 03, 2009

    Just an update and a rating. Spoke to technical support at Olympus who talked me through a few things and guess what? You were bang on! The flash isn't charging so I award you 100%. Will be sending camera to Europe as guarantee is still active.


    Jacqueline (whatnext145)


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There may be a problem with the charging unit on the camera itself which will require service attention.

However first remove the Lithium Ion battery from the camera. Check that the contacts are clean - rub them over with a clean rag. Reinsert and power up again. Ensure that you have not turned the flash function off in the menu at any point by mistake.

Observe to see if the lightening symbol is flashing to indicate flash is charging when the flash is activated.

You can also return to the camera to factory default settings, set [RESET] under [CUSTOM RESET SETTING] to see if this helps.

If the charge light does not work or there is no change after applying the above solutions there is a component failure which will require service by Olympus.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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    The NR beside the flash Icon stands for (Flash) Not Ready. This again points to a charging issue.

    The 80 you see is likely to refer to Error 80 which has a generic description as follows;

    DESCRIPTION: This error occurs in the following conditions.

    1. When the self-check system detects that the shutter has not been fully charged (ready to shoot).
    2. When the self-check system detects that the shutter operation sequence has not been completed correctly.
    3. When the built-in flash cannot be recharged after the E-TTL preflash but before the main exposure.

    REMEDIAL MEASURE: Try clearing the error by turning the main power switch OFF and then back ON. If this does not solve the problem, the camera will have to be examined by a qualified service technician.

    There is a link here to accessing the hidden damage codes on your camera. It does take a bit of reading to figure it out. It might be worth having a look at to see if you can further pinpoint the fault.

    Be careful with this as you are enetering the cameras bios and you do not want to change things inadvertently in here!

    Ideally a tech needs to look at your camera and whilst that is certainly problematic from your present location you can at least have great satisfaction from the fact that whilst I am typing this I am enviously thinking of how nice it would be to be stranded on a Caribean Island with this problem !!!!

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    Radio Code Pro Aug 03, 2009


    I think I shall suggest this now as the final or alternative option on all my solutions!

    i.e. - If all else fails and frustration builds - try a glass of rum whilst looking at the sunset and be aware this solution is best applied from a Carribean Island vantage point!

    Heh heh - don't know how that would go down on other fixes!

    Am glad you found the solution helpful and at least the camera is still under warranty so there is a fairly happy ending.

    If you are happy to use the accept option on my solution I believe you will be given a rating screen from there.

    Thanks for using FixYa and enjoy that sunset and do have a tot of Rum for me!




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