My flash will not work and i have this flashing...
I have a sony cyber shot4 , flast stopped working suddenly . I have used it for 3years plus with good satisfaction and i have verified the menu , the flash menu is on , it indicates with green light that it is ready to flash but still it wont show up. Is there any setting that has chanegd , what needs to be done to repair this.
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The flash may be broken.
If not these are the flash settings on the camera in case a different flash mode has been set accidently.
Set the mode dial to [camera icon], and press [up arrow] on the control button repeatedly to select a flash mode.
The flash mode has the following features.
No indicator (Auto):
The camera decides to use the flash based on lighting
conditions. The flash will be used when
there is not enough light or when shooting a
subject against a light source.
The flash will be used regardless of the amount of ambient light.
The flash will be used regardless of the amount of ambient
light. In this mode, the shutter speed is
slower under dark conditions, so you can
clearly shoot a background that is out of the flash-lit area.
The flash fuse on the main board or the flash board is bad. Contact your local Sony service center, but
if they ask too much, you can contact me at email@example.com
and I will give you a good price.
I work in Sony service center.
I had the same problem with my flash not working on any setting, but I found a way to fix it: hit the menu button, make sure the "rec mode" choice is set to normal instead of burst. I think the burst mode takes multiple shots in a row, so the flash isn't compatible with that setting?
I took the camera to Sony repair center. They wanted to charge me 65/hr to repair plus parts. I asked, How much do you think it could cost to fix it. tops? He said I don't know, depending on what we have to change. I said tell me, maybe 100 , 120 he said it could be!
The camera new, they are going on sale for $199. I said forget it.
I took it home. Took it apart. I moved the flash card a bit and it started working. I am assuming something came loose and it is working fine now. I saved myself over $100 bucks. Ha, ha.