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The external flash symbol appears periodically and disables the device flash making indoor shooting in poor light impossible.

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Initially fan in indoor unit was surging,cutting in and out,now has stopped completely and red/green flash twice followed by red flashing 4 times


The flashing indicates a fault code. Not knowing what make / model you have makes it impossible to determine the exact fault. If the indoor fan was running erratically, it may just be a fan capacitor on the indoor unit. Some units have a separate capacitor, some have the capacitor mounted on the main indoor control board. Check and see if the fan starts if you give it a flick to start it spinning when you turn the air con on. If it runs and the error flash does not appear, then you will know its a fan capacitor.

Apr 12, 2015 | Heating & Cooling

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My photos are coming out dark on my Nikon D5100...should I be using an additional flash? An extra one attached to the camera? Sometimes they look dark on the live view and come out okay after the picture...


The build in flash, will be useful within several meters (15 to 20 feet) if it is really dark.
Your camera should be capable of taking pictures in poor light conditions. Try to shoot in automatic mode. The mode dail to AUTO. (green camera symbol). Then view the picture with info. There you can see the ISO, Aperture and shutter time. From there you can experiment for darker or lighter pictures. For this you can choose M, A,S or P.
In each of these modes, you can use the following steps.
On top of the camera, close to the shutter release button you see a little knob with a +/- sign. If you press that button, you should see a 0.
If you see a - figure, this means the picture you shoot all be darker than normal. If you see a + sign with a figure it means the picture will be brighter. While pressing that button and turning the command dail, you can choose -3 to +3 EV. That is much darker and much brighter.
If you shoot many pictures in bad light conditions, you could buy an external flash. A Nikon flash will work very good and automatic, with your camera, because camera and flash will communicate and help each other to make better pictures. Cheaper external flashes can work too, but most of the time you must change settings manual on the flash. Never use old flashes, that were build for analog cameras. They sometimes switch with a voltage higher than your camera can handle. The camera can be damaged by such a flash.

Dec 04, 2013 | Cameras

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Fmay nikon d40 flash in not working..


Hi,
You might be shooting with a higher ISO or in settings where the D40 meter finds enough light and doesn't activate the flash.

Try changing the ISO to a lower one, like ISO 200 and take some test shots indoors, in a darkened room.

OR, you might have the mode dial set to "no flash". That's the crossed out lighting-bolt symbol. Just set it for P or another mode and you're back in business.

Hope this helps

Mar 02, 2011 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera

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My sony DSC H10 cameras flash isnt working what could it be?


Hi,

If the flash is not functioning, then the Camera flash may be turned off or ot is set to Auto and will only flash when the taking pictures in poorly lit environments. To turn on the flash so it works regardless of the lighting conditions, press the flash button on the Camera until the Forced Flash icon appears on the LCD screen. The flash button on the Camera has a lightning bolt symbol on it.
If the Forced Flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting it enabled, the flash will still not work in the following settings.
When shooting movies.
When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode.
When shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode.
Shooting with the Fireworks or high sensitivity mode. (ISO)
Following the above steps should resolve the issue. However, if the issue persists try resetting the Camera back to factory settings and specifications.
Try power resetting the Camera to check if it resolves the issue. To power reset the Camera, turn off the Camera and remove the battery pack. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Remain the Camera without power for 60 seconds and reinsert the battery.
This should resolve the issue.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Jan 27, 2011 | Cameras

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Cannot get the flash to work.


If the built-in flash does not function, then the camera flash may be turned off or it is set to Auto and will only flash when taking pictures in poorly lit environments. To turn on the flash so it works regardless of the lighting situation, press the flash button on the camera (or touch-screen LCD, if equipped) until the forced flash icon appears on the LCD screen. The flash button has a lightning bolt symbol on it



If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:

  • When shooting MPEG movies
  • When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode
  • If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode
  • Shooting with Sweep Panorama
  • Shooting with the Fireworks or High Sensitivity mode.
  • If an external flash is connected

Jan 01, 2011 | GE X5 Digital Camera

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The flash is not working on my Fuji FinePix F402 Digital Camera


If the flash is faulty, it will most likely be to expensive to repair. You can still use the camera, though. Indoor photos will be to dark unless you turn off the flash. Cycle through the flash modes untill you get the Suppressed Flash symbol. Flash mode button is next to the zoom button. Watch out for camera shake when shooting indoor without flash.

Mar 27, 2010 | Fuji FinePix F402 Digital Camera

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Not good photos indoors very grainy and bad light looking photos


Auto mode in poor lighting (generally always indoors without flash) sets high ISO, which produces ugly amount of noise (graininess). What you need is to keep the ISO under 200 by either:
Shooting well lit scenes, using flash etc.
or
Uusing one of the manual programs (M, S, A, P) and setting the sensitivity via the F-menu.

Dec 27, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S8000fd Digital Camera

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Dark wiew


is it set to auto? if not i suggest you check the aperture and shutter speed setting :)

Sep 22, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Indoor picture too dark with flash


Hey Jewdeit,
The built in flash on the K100D has guide # of 52 at iso 200 which does fine for close-up photography and as fill flash outdoors, but is not a powerful enough flash for shooting far away subjects indoors. What you probably should do is purchase an external shoe mounted flash such as the AF540FGZ which has a much higher guide number of 148 at iso 100. When shooting with flash if you are using aperture priority or full manual you can also try opening the aperture to let in more light that the flash put out, but doing this might over expose anything in the foreground.

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Allan
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May 06, 2008 | Pentax K100D Digital Camera

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Digital Camera with... Problem


You should set the white balance to an appropriate setting. For outdoors, or indoors with flash, auto +-0 should be adequate. For indoor work without flash, try the incandescent (light bulb symbol) or fluorescent (strip light symbol) if you don't like the results from auto.

Nov 17, 2007 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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