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When I try to take a pic my photosmart m407 camera says in its display screen CHARGING FLASH what do I do?

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The flash board may have stopped working. I have found a spare part on Ebay and it is rather easy repair to get the camera fully working. Contact me if you specific instructions.

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The camera is recharging the flash. (possible cause)

Solution: It takes longer to charge the flash when the battery is low. If you see this message alot, you may need to replace or recharge the battery. Hope this helps!

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Flash board is located on the top of the camera and it contains your shutter and video buttons. It also contains a 330 V capacitor that stays charged. If there is no charge, then the camera will say flash charging. If the camera persistently says flash charging, then the flash on your camera stopped working.

I found a flash board on ebay for 10 bucks plus shipping. To repair the flash involves in taking the camera apart. It is can be tedious but it is rather easy to do. If you are interested, I send you detail instructions.

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lifted the tape and cleaned the contacts u;nder the tape with alcohol, let them dry then replaced the tape, lineing up the contacts on the tape with the ones on the body of the camera. Put the camera back together and put back the 6 bolts, inserted the batteries and presto: the camera worked. Thanks for the info , it really worked. Wes Reed

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