Question about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera
In spite of the batteries being charged, when I try to take a picture all that happens is the red light comes on and the flash icon blinks in the screen but the camera does not take the picture needless to say this is very frustrating.
any help or suggestion would be appreciated
EZ Fix for non working flash on Canon A530:
Remove memory card
Remove date/time battery (tiny door next to battery hole)
Wait a minute.
Replace the items
Rest the date/time
Posted on May 11, 2008
I called Canon support about this problem. They suggested that I go into the MENU panels and select RESET ALL in the SETUP tab. I did that, but the symptoms persisted.
Next, I deleted all the images from the memory chip. That seemed to reset everything, and the flash started working again.
I don't know if it was fixed by one or both actions, but the camera is working normally now.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
I got the same problem with the flash of my A530, even with full charged batteries the flash icon remain blinking and the camera don't take the picture. After read here some comments, i applied some force in the the flash and the problem disappeared. I think that was a bad connection with the flash plug.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
I had the same problem and it was the quality of the batteries that I was using. Brand new high quality batteries corrected the problem. I was "this-close" to taking Canon support up on their upgrade special they offered for the problem.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
My problem as well, with either regular AA or NiMH rechargeable batteries, flash will work for 10-15 photos then stop. Get blinking orange light and camera won't take photo.
Call Canon Tech Support and they only to service camera at cost of $97.00.
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
I got the same problem with my A530, however the problem is not the spring cause the camera flash works bout 5-10 min after it was switched on with or without fully charged batteries. I think the problem is in the flash circuit, it's just not charging up the flash when switched on......hope this helps.....firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. Suspect this of yours, in that the symptoms that you mention could be due to insufficient power being supplied to the camera. If your camera is on the advisory list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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