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Flash the flash won't flash and the no flash sign won't go away.I love this camera. what can I do?

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The headache that is "ERROR 99".
The common, works for everything, general fault code.
Doesn't tell you alot in the manual, except consult your nearest dealer...

So, what does it refer to??
Well, Your camera works to a program and parameters and if one of these goes down and the cause cannot be isolated by the software then a fall back, general, fault code will apply. error 99..
If its a lens issue with communication then try a different lens to isolate the fault. Clean the contacts with lint free cloth. Don't use solvents as the contacts are gold plated and solvents will remove the plating and then you will be in trouble..
Error 99 could mean anything so try to isolate the fault by adjusting settings etc or replacing the batteries (main battery and c-mos battery).
Finding out what,where, why and when is how I start with Error 99 so as much info as possible.
Power loss/drain is a usual common fault. Mainly to do with the flash.
It won't pop up, won't fire etc..
The "Busy" sign is the give away. You press the shutter button and the busy sign flashes (sometimes for ages and then still nothing) Its trying to charge the flash but there is a problem with the circuit or components. Whilst this is happening power is being diverted from other circuits and causing more issues..
There could be thousands of reasons why.
Replacing the flash capacitor has always worked for me. It's a battery with an extremely fast discharge rate and charge rate. It wears out...Quicker than you think.
Don't forget everything made today is from the cheapest manufacturer. made with cheap materials for the disposable, throw away world of today.

on Apr 10, 2009 | Canon Eos Digital Cameras

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A red lightning arrow keeps flashing on the screen and the camera isn't doin anything,what can the problem be?


A red flashing lightening bolt can mean different things on different camera's. The most common are that you are too far away from the object you want to take a picture of. That the flash on the camera needs to be turned off and that the flash itself is charging up and won't allow a picture to be taken.

Try turning the flash off and see if it will let you take a picture.


May 01, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Flash won`t work

Error ( E:91:01) is off COMPLETE FLASH UNIT which contains part No. along with description is given below:

A-1166-208-A ST-133 BOARD, COMPLETE
(For DSC-W50)

A-1231-877-A ST-133 BOARD, COMPLETE
(For DSC-W55)

For your convenience please see the pic below of required part:

7985bce.jpg Thanks

May 30, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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I have loved this camera but everytime I take a flash picture it causes the subjects to close their eyes. I've never had this problem with other cameras. Is the flash not timed properly or is it too...

Are you using the red-eye setting? An initial flash causes the pupils of your subjects to contract, followed by a second full flash 1 second later.

The trouble is that the first flash is bright, and subjects think its all over so they blink, rub their eyes, look away, and even the photographer may be pointing the camera elesewhere by then.

It is better not to use that setting, and fix the red eye afterwards.
With the flash open, hit the right button until the eye icon goes away.

Dec 12, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera

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The flash went out on my Canon Powershot sd630. I love my camera. Is this an easy and cheap fix?

i had a camera like this and i loved mine to, i took so many pics that the zoom broke on it, i sent it away and they fixed it but mine had life time waranty on it so maybe yours does to. and it didnt take that long to get it back. if you dont have waranty onit i wouldnt think it would be that much.

Nov 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

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Hello. My daughter has had her samsung S73 for 3

The eye flashing is normal when the flash is trying to charge up , if the batteries are healthy the camera won`t take a picture until the flash is charged fully.Try turning the flash off and see if the camera fires, get some higher rated rechargeable batteries (2000mah) or above this may resolve your problem.

Aug 02, 2009 | Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

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Err99 and busy flash

Per the problem description, it seems the flash circuitry has a malfunction.

In order to perform a correct diagnostics and repair of it, it is necessary to open such camera and perform it by a qualified camera repair technician.

If it's under warranty, I do recommend you to send it back to make valid the warranty.

If not, then you have the options of pay for its repair, or do it yourself if you are willing tgo open it and perform some basic diagnostics of the failure. You will need tools to do it, which includes the usage of a soldering iron.

Best regards,

Jun 02, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Limited Battery life

why dont you use rechargeable batteries? that way you would save a lot of money compared to buying new ones right?

Jan 14, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix L1 Digital Camera

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Flash does not work...

use the tumb wheel till the lighting sign on the lcd comes up

Nov 01, 2007 | Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 Digital Camera

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