Question about Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem you are describing is a problem with the flash charging indicator switch inside the camera. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.
Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $83 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't take a picture when the shutter button is pressed, or with an inoperative flash. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
i had the same problem and was not interested in paying more than a new camera would cost. i did what jonathan222 did above (but without the shocking part) and now my flash works. i didn't even do much of anything besides taking the side and top off and poking around.
one quick edit to his post: after loosening the screws inside the battery compartment (i agree, don't take them completely out) you have to remove one screw in the AV/OUT compartment in order to release the top piece.
good luck, i hope this works for somebody else.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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